British Museum Director Faces Criticism Over Comments on Parthenon Marbles

January 29th, 2019

British Museum head Hartwig Fischer is facing criticism after saying that the removal of the Parthenon marbles from Greece in the 19th century could be interpreted as “a creative act.” The full quote reads: “We should appreciate this opportunity. You could, of course, be saddened by the fact that the original environment has disappeared. When you move a cultural heritage to a museum, you move it outside. However, this shifting is also a creative act.”

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