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Why the British Museum is anything but British

Why the British Museum is anything but British

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Imagine someone walking into your house, studio or simply, your room. That someone believes it is okay to take some of your belongings and keep them around 5000 km away from you. Now let’s reflect. The British Museum claims to preserve a collection of around 8 million objects maintaining human history, culture and art ageing almost 2 million years. What they don’t claim is the right to treasure ownership. If it has not come to your attention yet, the museum stores world treasures previously taken under different circumstances from their rightful creators, owners and lands. The British Museum describes itself to be a “treasure trove” for objects that don’t even belong in Britain. Here is a quick tour on how the British Museum is anything but British:   Alongside all t

Black History Month: 5 people to make you proud

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Words: Stephany Malcolm | Subbing: Kate Reichdart It's Black History Month. During the month of October we celebrate what it means to be black, and how black people have truly changed the world. We can all think of iconic black figures like Malcolm X... but don't be fooled; black people in the UK are continuing to make history and break new records.   1. Stormzy       2. Edward Enninful   3. Anthony Joshua     4. Thandie Newton     5. Idris Elba The date has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years, providing art exhibitions, music events and celebrations. Make this month count and find out how you can get involved.   All images from GIFY.com
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