Colonialism

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Mystery over origins of Howard Hodgkin’s Indian art collection could see it lost to UK
Ashmolean in Oxford turned down chance to buy exquisite paintings and drawings, which may now go to New York

Dalya Alberge

11, Apr, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Calls for full inventory of world artefacts held by Church of England
Promise to repatriate Benin bronzes comes as momentum grows at other institutions on returning works

Ben Quinn

09, Apr, 2021 @12:57 PM

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‘Sometimes, it’s shocking’: Raoul Peck on his bold new colonialism series
The Oscar-nominated film-maker behind I Am Not Your Negro returns with Exterminate All the Brutes, a dense HBO docuseries about a horrifying history

Lisa Wong Macabasco

07, Apr, 2021 @6:19 AM

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The Guardian view on botanical gardens: inextricably linked to empire | Editorial
Editorial: Kew Gardens is right to confront its role in the history of British colonialism and racism

Editorial

02, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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What uncovering my family's Nazi history taught me about how we approach the past | Géraldine Schwarz
Heinous crimes committed years ago cannot be excused by appealing to the ‘social context’ of the age, says author Géraldine Schwarz

Géraldine Schwarz

02, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Regional museums break ranks with UK government on return of Benin bronzes
Aberdeen says it will repatriate a bust while Cambridge museum has ‘expectation’ its collection could be returned

Lanre Bakare

26, Mar, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Hundreds of schools in England sign up for anti-racist curriculum
Grassroots groups, teachers and councils helping to update syllabus after young people demand change

David Batty, Nazia Parveen and Tobi Thomas

26, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria
Sculpture depicting king of African nation was looted from Benin city in 1897 in ‘extremely immoral’ manner

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

25, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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A rightful re-examination of Winston Churchill’s reputation | Letters
Letters: Paul Burden, Tim Devas, Dr John Morrison and Jane Haywood respond to Priyamvada Gopal’s article on the murkier side of the wartime prime minister

Letters

21, Mar, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Goodbye Cecil Rhodes: House renamed to lose link to British empire builder in Africa
London housing block residents choose location-led name, having rejected option to reflect black historical figures

Matthew Weaver

18, Mar, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Kew Gardens director hits back at claims it is 'growing woke'
Richard Deverell says there is ‘no acceptable neutral position’ on history of colonialism and racism

Nazia Parveen Community affairs correspondent

18, Mar, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Why can't Britain handle the truth about Winston Churchill? | Priyamvada Gopal
Nothing, it seems, can be allowed to tarnish the national myth – as I found when hosting a Cambridge debate about his murkier side, says academic Priyamvada Gopal

Priyamvada Gopal

17, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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