British Museum

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No plans to return Parthenon marbles to Greece, says Rishi Sunak
PM says British Museum collection is funded by taxpayers and protected by law

Aubrey Allegretti in San Diego

13, Mar, 2023 @7:23 AM

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Museums must take more care with their donors | Letter
Letter: The sponsor of the Science Museum’s climate gallery is part of the controversial Adani conglomerate, writes Dr Chris Garrard

08, Mar, 2023 @5:59 PM

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Boris Johnson recites Oompa-Loompas song in defence of Roald Dahl’s books
Ex-PM criticises sensitivity edit of author’s works – and also rejects sending Parthenon marbles to Greece

Aletha Adu, Political correspondent

02, Mar, 2023 @7:18 PM

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Fresh doubts raised over future BP funding of British Museum
Museum says no talks took place between October 2021 and December 2022 and most recent deal has ended

Esther Addley

28, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Discovery of 4,500-year-old palace in Iraq may hold key to ancient civilisation
Sumerian Lord Palace of the Kings found in archeological collaboration with British Museum

Tobi Thomas

17, Feb, 2023 @2:40 PM

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My ancestors were pillaged to bring the Benin bronzes to England. It is white supremacy that keeps them here | Noah Anthony Enahoro
For me, as a descendant of the kingdom’s rulers, repatriation isn’t just diplomatic – it’s personal , asks Noah Anthony Enahoro, a freelance writer based in London

Noah Anthony Enahoro

05, Feb, 2023 @1:23 PM

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Metal detectorist unearths Tudor gold pendant linked to Henry VIII in Warwickshire
Cafe owner Charlie Clarke ‘shrieked like schoolgirl’ when he turned up pristine necklace bearing initials of Henry and Katherine of Aragon

Esther Addley

31, Jan, 2023 @1:20 PM

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Britain treasures the Parthenon marbles, but consider this: returned to Greece, could they be more valuable? | Charlotte Higgins
Politicians fear that handing back disputed items would asset-strip the British soul. The truth is, it might enrich us, says Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian’s chief culture writer

Charlotte Higgins

24, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Artist asks British Museum to return Assyrian treasure to Iraq in swap
Sculptor Michael Rakowitz says he will give his fourth-plinth bull to Tate Modern if Iraq can share custody

Matthew Weaver

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: leading the way home | Editorial
Editorial: The swelling international tide in favour of returning looted artefacts cannot be ignored by Britain’s national museums


08, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Friday briefing: The latest twist in the 200-year dispute over the Parthenon marbles
In today’s newsletter: Greece and the UK have opened talks over the future of the so-called ‘Elgin marbles’ – what will happen next?

Nimo Omer

06, Jan, 2023 @6:40 AM

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British Museum in talks with Greece over return of Parthenon marbles
Greek ministers say secret talks have been under way for more than a year

Esther Addley and Helena Smith

04, Jan, 2023 @1:33 PM

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