Antiques Roadshow ‘should address UK’s legacy of colonialism’
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Antiques Roadshow ‘should address UK’s legacy of colonialism’

Oxford professor calls for BBC show to inform viewers about colonial history of artefacts on the show

The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow should address the legacy of colonialism when explaining the history of heirlooms and other artefacts guests bring to the programme, according to an Oxford academic.

Prof Dan Hicks, the curator of world archaeology at Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum, called for the show to inform its millions of viewers about the problematic and violent histories behind how objects came to the UK from its former colonies.

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