Statues

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Museum of the Home considering moving statue of slave ship owner
After local campaign London museum says Robert Geffrye statue could be moved to less prominent space

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @11:28 AM

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London has more statues of animals than of named women, audit finds
First comprehensive audit comes as Sadiq Khan announces £1m fund to ensure landmarks reflect city’s diversity

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @9:19 AM

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English Heritage blue plaques and lessons to learn from Nubian Jak | Letter
Letters: Rich Sylvester points to the work of the Nubian Jak Community Trust in installing plaques and memorials to commemorate people from ethnic minorities

Letters

08, Oct, 2021 @5:14 PM

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For ‘unrecognised black women’: statue of Henrietta Lacks unveiled in Bristol
Lacks, whose cells were used in multiple medical advances, is honoured by the city’s university

Steven Morris

04, Oct, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Facing up to history set in stone (or bronze) | Letters
Letters: Mike Kelter on learning from statues and Chris Arrowsmith on the merits of one of Michael Faraday

Letters

01, Oct, 2021 @4:26 PM

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We argue over statues, yet history shows they're really all about power | Mary Beard
Today it’s ‘culture wars’ – but from Caesar to Colston, public art has long been reviled and reinterpreted, says classics professor Mary Beard

Mary Beard

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A statue of a Tasmanian colonist has been covered up. Should it ever return?
As colonial statues topple across the globe, one Australian city council is asking: what do we do with ours?

Sarah Aitken

16, Sep, 2021 @3:34 AM

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How the cruel death of a little stray dog led to riots in 1900s Britain
Novelist campaigns for statue of terrier experimented on by scientists to regain its place in a London park

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Sep, 2021 @10:45 AM

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‘Huskisson defended slavery’: audio work recalls toppling of Liverpool statue in 1982
Work by Harold Offeh sheds light on pulling down of William Huskisson statue in aftermath of Toxteth riots

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

03, Sep, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Britain’s imperial history deserves better than petty culture wars | Saul Dubow
Newcastle council is re-examining Britain’s colonial past by adding context to its Boer war memorial. It is right to do so, says history professor Saul Dubow

Saul Dubow

13, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Shortlist revealed for planned £1m Windrush monument in London
Online public consultation launched as four artists, all of Caribbean descent, propose ideas for monument

Amelia Gentleman

14, Jul, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Diana: the dream and the reality | Letters
Perhaps the ordinariness of her statue befits a princess who shone so brightly that she cast a disproportionate shadow

11, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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