Where we belong - a sense of place

The pull of special places and why they are important to us.

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The Great Bayeux Tapestry Debate

The Museums Association reports on 6.3.18 that several British institutions are vying to be chosen as the premier spot to display the Bayeux Tapestry when it comes visiting – hopefully in 2022 (see here).

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Recording the past in a digital age

What record of our existence will we pass on? A comment on the loss of tangible photographic records in the family context.

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Commemorating WW1 - There But Not There

2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the WW1 armistice, and a programme of commemorative events are planned across the UK and France.

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10 'Madwomen' from literature who were probably just misunderstood

The female psyche seems to have endured as one of literatures most popular plot devices. It provides a fascinating insight into how mental health was perceived at the time of writing.

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To repatriate or not to repatriate? That is the question....

And it’s a question I’ve battled with on many occasions.

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The Windrush Scandal and loss of cultural identity

A comment on The Museums Association report that the Black Cultural Archives are to run legal surgeries following the Windrush scandal, and the impact of the scandal on historical narratives.

 

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"Give it back, it's mine" - 10 ancient cultural artefacts that are wanted back

The repatriation of cultural objects is not a new phenomenon. Laws regarding the return of cultural property to indigenous peoples can be traced back to Francisco de Vitoria in the sixteenth century.

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Nostalgia – a force for good or bad?

My relationship with nostalgia is paradoxical.  I recognise that it is nostalgia that drove me to be interested in history and heritage in the first place, but I also recognise that nostalgia is a psychological process that can’t always be trusted...

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