British Museum

At the Royal Academy of Arts, an exhibition spans the histories of the Pacific

By Matariki Williams

‘We are just a body. You, the British people, have our soul’

In further news: Syria’s National Museum in Damascus reopens; and a protest at the British Museum’s protest-themed show

In further news: Pro-refugee obelisk to stay in Kassel, Natural History Museum under fire over Saudi event

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In further news: UK class gap impacting young people’s engagement with the arts; Uffizi goes digital; British Museum helps return Iraqi antiquities

The Rapa Nui people believe that repatriation would help close ‘the sad chapter’ of 19th-century looting

In further news: Salvator Mundi on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi in September; German government approves 9% culture budget boost

In further news: po-mo architecture in the UK gets heritage status; Kassel to buy Olu Oguibe’s monument to refugees

In the age of Brexit, why Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to return the ‘stolen’ Parthenon marbles has never been more urgent 

By Paul Cartledge

Corbyn says that the sculptures ‘belong to Greece’, and supports return of all colonial loot in British museums

Mo Salah’s football boots enter the British Museum; Maggi Hambling’s whiffy advice for skipping gallery crowds: the latest in art world silliness

By In the Name of Art