Report: Royal Academy to decolonise Handelmain
The Sunday Telegraph reports today that the Royal Academy of Music in London is reviewing its collection with the intention of removing items that might be linked to Britain’s colonial past.
Pianos made with colonial ivory and artefacts linked to Messiah composer George Frideric Handel, who invested in the slave trade, could potentially be problematic.
To whom, exactly, we wonder.
Please think carefully before consigning historic objects to such intellectually compromised institutions.
UPDATE: Royal Academy denies all