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Dodgy dealings

Jonathan Wallis questions the ability of current legislation to combat the illicit trade in cultural property

Who do we think we are?

Gordon Brown's fixation with Britishness prompted discussions by the British Library and the British Museum on an exhibition of modern Britain. Now Brown is prime minister, could a museum of modern Britain become a reality? We asked six cultural practitioners about their vision for such a venue


Human remains – Manchester’s view Quinton Carroll (Museums Journal July 2007, p14) asked if the article written by Piotr Bienkowski …

Full steam ahead for new MLA chief

Last month it was announced that Roy Clare, the former director of the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, had accepted the top job at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).

Science Lesson

The UK's science centres need to collaborate more and work in isolation less if they want to attract more investment, says Goéry Delacôte

Prepare for the future

Stephen Snoddy, the director of the New Art Gallery Walsall, says museums need to put contemporary collecting at the top of their agenda before it's too late


Gypsy culture has not been ignored I was surprised and rather disappointed to read Jake Bowers’ article about the ‘failure …

Unlocking potential

With the issue of prison overcrowding once again on the national agenda, Liza Ramrakya looks at how museums have become part of a wider initiative to cut the number of inmates who re-offend

Homeward bound

A new generation of Aboriginal campaigners has taken up the fight for the return of human remains from British museums. Felicity Heywood meets two of them

Roundtable Debtate: Understanding slavery

With preparations already underway for next year's 200th anniversary of the British slave trade, Museums Journal organised a round table debate with leading experts in the history of slavery to discuss the challenges museums face