A leaking roof delays the reopening of the British Museum’s Greek galleries, raises support for repatriation

In July, the United Kingdom lifted the bulk of its pandemic-related social distancing measures. The lifting of mandates, dubbed ‘Freedom Day,’ saw the reopening of cultural venues, and of course pubs, across the country. The British Museum in London is one such institution, and, after seven months of dormancy, is now welcoming visitors once more through its grand porticoed entrances. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, seven of the museum’s galleries containing Greek art will remain closed until a leaky roof is repaired.

As reported by The Art Newspaper, the leaks date back to at least 2018 and, more recently, were caused by a heavy rainfall on July

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