Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor

In the world of the Middle East at the moment, the debates are shrill. But ... the wisest voice of all of them may well be the voice of this mute thing, the Cyrus cylinder.More Neil MacGregor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For a million years the sound of making handaxes provided the percussion of everyday life. Anyone choosing a hundred objects to tell a history of the world would have to include a handaxe.More Neil MacGregor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For many, the icon of the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone, that administrative by-product of the Greek imperial adventure in Africa.More Neil MacGregor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In 1600, when Shakespeares audience at the Globe heard Hamlet for the first time, every one of them knew very well what it meant to be handed a cup of wine by a figure of authority and told to drink.More Neil MacGregor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The British Museum was founded with a civic purpose: to allow the citizen, through reasoned inquiry and comparison, to resist the certainties that endanger free society and are still among the greatest threats to our liberty.More Neil MacGregor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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