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More so than the vast collections of antiquities from Egyptian, Greek, and other ancient civilizations, I found myself admiring the fairly recent glass roof over Queen Elizabeth II Great Court (it opened in 2000). The question that kept entering my mind as I walked through these exhibits was: are the British right in holding on to these artifacts, even when some countries have demanded their return? It may be true that the museum provides high quality care in restoring and preserving these ancient items, but I kept thinking about how these very collections will always be reminders of Great Britain’s brutal imperial powers that oppressed and extracted so much from cultures and civilizations all over the world.


Written by peterkang

January 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

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