The museum of Imam Reza’s (PBUH) holy shrine, the eighth Imam of Shias, is one of the richest museums in Iran where, among thousands of other artifacts, very precious souvenirs from Mirza Mohammad-Taqi Khan Farahani, alias Amir Kabir, have been put on public display.
More than 150 pieces of cultural relics dating back more than 1,000 years are making their first public appearance at the newly opened Yecheng Archaeological Museum in Handan City, north China's Hebei Province.
At a time when cultural institutions around the United States are wrestling with the challenges of the pandemic, including limited attendance, as well as issues of racial equity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time elected two trustees to jointly lead the board, one of whom will be its first woman chair.
The shrunken heads at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum were removed from display, after 80 years. In a case prominently entitled, “Treatment of Dead Enemies,” they have long been the greatest attraction for many visitors, but will be hidden away in store when the museum reopens on September 22, after the coronavirus closure.
A lesser-known example of unethical practice during the British rule has come to light as part of initiatives to decolonize public spaces and perspectives sparked by the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign when a major museum in Scotland revised texts related to colonial India.