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Was MacGregor ever really offered the Met Job?

Lee Rosenbaum [1] offers some thoughts on whether the idea that Neil MacGregor was offered the job [2] of director of the Met was all down to distortion of the issue by headline writers.

Read her piece here [3].

At the same time Norman Lebrecht [4] uses this news as another chance [5] to extol the virtues of MacGregor & the British Museum in a tone that seems almost too adulatory to be believable. If only the residents of all the countries hoping for artefacts to be returned were as excited by this news.

Read his piece on the news here [6].