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British Museum Attempts to Ease the “Confusion” of Asian Names

Jane Portal, the Keeper of the Department of Asia at the British Museum, has disclosed that they have tried not to use too many Asian names due to the potential “confusion.” This decision for their exhibits has been made in order to appeal to 16-year olds:

Twitter accounts have retaliated Portal’s statement, taking a strong stance:

The British Museum later sought to justify their action and clarify their intention:


[via Twitter]


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