Monday, January 25, 2010
Burns Night Greetings
This raises an issue. Is there a museum that celebrates the cultures of the British Isles? The British Museum is an encyclopedic museum for world cultures. Is there a case for displaying archaeological material found in Scotland in (say) London?
Or should objects found north of the border be displayed in Edinburgh ... or Glasgow ... or Inverness ... or Stornoway.
So should the Lewis Chessmen be returned to Scotland? And if so, where should they be displayed? And what if they belong, at least in cultural terms, to Scandinavia?
There is something to discuss after consuming the "Great chieftain o' the puddin-race". (LM celebrated last week.)
Isleornsay sunset © David Gill.