Mary Wakefield Mary Wakefield

Director’s cut

On the eve of the spending review, Mary Wakefield talks to Neil MacGregor about why the government should continue to support the British Museum

In the spring of 2008 I went on a press trip with the director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, to Hadrian’s wall. It was one of a series of jaunts planned by the BM in the run-up to its great Hadrian exhibition, a little Roman holiday. But though the wall was fascinating, I spent most of my time inspecting the director.

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