The new DCMS "Rapid Evidence Assessment: Culture and Heritage Valuation" is meant to be a literature review on ideas of heritage value.

It includes the most professionally illiterate definition of "culture and heritage physical assets" I've ever read 👇…
the consultants missed a trick by not including fascist architect Albert Speer's theory of Ruinenwerttheorie (ruin value) here — could've gone down quite well with the Common Sense Group
on knowing the price of everything, the value of nothing, and nothing at all about heritage management
*narrator voice*: "these are not the eight main categories of the historic built environment"
*narrator voice": "nor these the six main types of heritage designation"
what even is a "protected business" in this (or any) context?
at least they were thorough
what is the point of the supposed advocacy work of @SocAntiquaries, @archaeologyuk or @InstituteArch if they don't push back on this kind of taxpayer-funded nonsense?
would be good to know quite how much of this DCMS report has simply been lifted and badly edited by someone at @_Simetrica from the report they did two years ago with @nesta_uk…
five quid says that next edition of the FISH thesaurus of monument types will have price tags next to each entry…
actual lol - how much taxpayer money was spent on this?
loving this new theory of archaeological sites that they all fall into one of two categories:

it's either a castle, or it's a ruin.
someone please remind me whether after Brexit we're meant to be the castle or the ruin

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23 Feb
Pretty sure it wasn't written by a "baying mob", but the new DCMS report on valuing heritage assets defines sculptures and plaques as — wait for it — "moveable heritage".

And, specifically, as examples of a class of heritage "that can be moved into a collection or is mobile"
A very sensible piece by Robert Hewison on the new report here…
Read the whole of "Valuing culture and heritage capital: a framework towards informing decision making" here…
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19 Feb
yesterday was the 124-year anniversary of the sacking of Benin City by a British naval force
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8 Nov 20
Here is a link to my op-ed published in Thursday's Daily Telegraph — and below is the text as a THREAD (1/34)
I had always believed what I’d been told about the Benin Bronzes. That the British punitive expedition against Benin City (today in Edo State, Nigeria) was a necessary reprisal against a bloody massacre. That there was a grim justification to the looting of the city
(3/34) in February 1897, because the Government needed to auction African artefacts to defray the costs of the naval operation. That taking the spoils of war is a human universal, so special pleading in the case of the Kingdom of Benin would only open a Pandora’s box.
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6 Nov 20
Page 3 of today’s @Telegraph
For those who missed my op-ed in for @Telegraph, referenced in this news story, here is is >>…
And here is the news story seen in print above in its online format >>…
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6 Nov 20
It's been a busy week around the publication of #TheBrutishMuseums - here's a quick summary of some of the key media coverage in case you missed some of it!

1/ On Tuesday I spoke to @AaronBastani for @novaramedia Image
2/ Yesterday I published this op-ed on returning the Benin Bronzes in the Daily Telegraph…
3/ On Thursday there was also this write-up of #BrutishMuseums for Libération - "Diplomatie muséale britannique et restitution des objets d’art volés "… Image
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28 Oct 20
All my retweets are endorsements.
How that cannot be the case for everyone is something I will never understand about what people say on this website.
(Also, pretty sure that not every "like" is something I actually like.)
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