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Red Wall voters to replace ‘metropolitan bubbles’ on heritage boards, pledges Oliver Dowden –

Culture Secretary says move will stop boards bowing to pressure from ‘woke’ activists over contested history



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The news follows the resignation of Sir Charles Dunstone as chairman of the Royal Museums Greenwich, after he clashed with Mr Dowden who had refused to grant a second term to a trustee and academic whose work had supported decolonising the curriculum.
A newly-formed Heritage Advisory Board comprising Museum of the Homes Samir Shah, as well as Sir Trevor Phillips, a former head of the human rights watchdog and historian Robert Tombs met last week for the first time to draw up new guidelines for heritage…

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