Do British museums focus on the sunny side of history?

According to a recent article by Museums Association, Neil MacGregor, the former director of British Museum, has condemned Britain for having a narrow view of its own history, describing it as “dangerous and regrettable” for focusing almost entirely on what he called the “sunny side”.

According to press reports, he made these comments ahead of last week’s opening of the exhibition Germany – Memories of a Nation at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany.
Museums Association followed the quote by creating a Twitter poll asking their followers if they too think that British museums focus too much on the sunny side of history.

[Source: Museums Association]

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