When stripped down to its most skeletal form, the Coronation of King Charles III entailed a simple ferrying of objects from altar to throne....
'Increasingly, then, the heritage bequeathed to us in these museums is not just trapped in glass, but also in a host of moralising, ‘problematising’ and, ultimately, infantilising, narratives that are in their nature more political than educational.'
"Modern editors aim to unanchor texts from their historical moorage."
"Both historical vignettes speak to the complexity of international relations and its continuity between past and present, between West and East. And as the last colonial governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten’s life serves to bridge these eras and civilisations."