The law will apply only in “rare cases,” one expert says, but nevertheless signals a shift from past legal restrictions.
The realities of women’s lives are conspicuously absent from the British Museum’s Feminine Power, a show about the feminine.
A floating art project can’t reach Documenta because the Weser River is too low and museums in the UK shutter galleries to keep workers and collections cool.
In an action at the museum this weekend, participants made impassioned speeches calling for the return of the sculptures and sang “Happy Birthday” to the Acropolis Museum.
The UK has long refused to return the contested sculptures, which were stripped from the Parthenon in the 1800s.
The daylong demonstration culminated in a mass action and occupation of the museum after hours.
The protesters also targeted the British government’s controversial plan to build a road near the Stonehenge site.
The Institute for Digital Archaeology hoped to scan the marbles and create an exact replica that might help settle the dispute between the London museum and Greece.
The disgraced family’s name will remain on the museum’s benefactors’ board and its Great Court donor list.
The institution’s announcement follows a protest at the British Museum this weekend over oil giant BP’s sponsorship of its Stonehenge exhibition.
But the discovery was drowned out by the drumbeat of protest against the British Museum following new revelations about its ties to a fossil fuel company.
Users can view pictures of objects set against backdrops illustrating, for instance, the sacred rites that they once presided over, but also violent occupations and sieges that unrooted them from their communities.