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Fibres torn from the brain

In all the doting coverage of ‘Defining Beauty: The Body in 404 Not Found Ancient Greek Art’ at the British Museum, no mention

was made of the fact that the bulk of major exhibits featured were from the museum’s own collection. Stupidly,

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I had believed – and perhaps was even misled by advance publicity – that the exhibition would feature a range of […]

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Elgin marbles: should they go or should they stay

David Lee 404 Not Found thinks loans both ways should be considered. We have rehearsed the pros and antis of retaining, loaning, handing back or exchanging the Elgin Marbles in the pages of the Jackdaw many times.

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The main arguments on both sides, few as they
are, remain the same and recent reiteration of these familiar points would suggest nothing new will ever […]