From our good friends at Culture Unstained (11.10.22):
- Ahead of new BP-sponsored Egypt exhibition, British Museum Director is urged not to “celebrate Egypt’s cultural past while ignoring the human rights situation in the present”
- Letter signed by 70+ signatories including leading cultural figures and climate organisations calls on Museum to back call for release of political prisoners ahead of COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh
- “Read-in” staged outside exhibition calls for release of Egyptian-British writer Alaa Abd el-Fattah who has been on hunger strike for over 190 days.
- Representatives of oil sponsor BP and Egyptian government expected to attend official opening of ‘Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt tonight
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