Behind the Scenes at the British Museum
Interesting (I need to find a new adjective - I use 'interesting' all the blinking time!) article on Times Online about Neil MacGregor's vision for the British Museum, and more about the behind-the-scenes television series I mentioned earlier in the week. Have a read and let us know what you think. Personally I think he (MacGregor) makes a compelling argument for the universalist approach and there's some good stuff about the propagandist potential of exhibitions in there too, as well as some clarification with regards to the Parthenon Marbles issue. Be warned, however, there's a chunk of text missing about two thirds of the way down the page.