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Row erupts over British empire museum's 'lost' artefacts

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/10/2012

Steven Morris

Almost 150 artefacts lent to a museum set up to tell the story of Britain's colonial past may be missing, it has emerged, with some of them having been sold without their owners' permission.
Trustees of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol, which has now closed, are in talks with about six of the owners about compensation.
Among them is Lord Caldecote, who said he was shocked to find that a 19th-century maritime painting his family had lent to the museum had been sold at auction.
Much of the museum's collection has been handed to Bristol city council, which is carrying out a full audit. Police have investigated the loss of objects but have not made arrests or brought any charges.
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"Row erupts over British empire museum's 'lost' artefacts", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 20/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/row-erupts-over-british-empire-museum-s-lost-artefacts