British Museum curator accused of racism after saying ‘sometimes Asian names can be confusing’

British Museum curator accused of racism after saying ‘sometimes Asian names can be confusing’
 

A British Museum curator has been accused of racism after saying ‘sometimes Asian names can be confusing’ on exhibition labels. 
Jane Portal, from the London institution’s Asia department, was criticised during an #AskACurator session on Twitter, in which staff at musuems around the world answer questions.
Ms Portal was asked the question ‘How do you go about designing exhibition labels and information that are accessible to a wider range of people?’ by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney.
... We aim to be understandable by 16 year olds. Sometimes Asian names can be confusing,... read more

 
13 September 2017 in Hot News, Views: 32
Source: Metro
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