Monday, 15 July 2019

Some Thoughts on the British Museum

Ahdaf Soueif
Ahdaf Soueif, 'On Resigning from the British Museum’s Board of Trustees' 15 July 2019
The British Museum is not a good thing in and of itself. It is good only to the extent that its influence in the world is for the good. The collection is a starting point, an opportunity, an instrument. Will the museum use it to influence the future of the planet and its peoples? Or will it continue to project the power of colonial gain and corporate indemnity?
That puts all that guff about the special role of the 'encyclopedic museum' in a better context.

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