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Whose Heritage (continued)?

I recently put up a blog post, Whose Heritage? discussing the decision by the British Arts Council to ban the export of George Stubbs’s paintings of a kangaroo and a dingo, which the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra planned to buy.

After I posted I was tweeted by Rebekah Higget, Curator of History of Science and Technology at the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

Our subsequent correspondence is here (and available to anyone backtracking through our Twitter feeds):

Rebekah Higgitt twitter

Clearly a good sport, she ended: ‘Ha! Everyone loves the kangaroo (poor dingo!)’ Continue reading