British Museum even more vital after Brexit, says Hartwig Fischer

British Museum even more vital after Brexit, says Hartwig Fischer

British Museum director repeats case for keeping Parthenon marbles after record-breaking year as UK’s top tourist attraction.

Hartwig Fischer: ‘In uncertain times the British Museum becomes ever more important in helping us understand how we got here.’

The new director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer, who took over after a record-breaking year at the museum just 12 weeks before the Brexit vote, has predicted that its role will be more essential than ever in the wake of the referendum.

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