Tycoon quits top museum board over 'culture war' being waged in British ...

Carphone Warehouse tycoon Charles Dunstone quits top museum board over 'culture war' being waged in British institutions

By Molly Clayton For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 01:58 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 14:05 BST, 2 May 2021

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The billionaire founder of Carphone Warehouse has quit as chairman of a prestigious museum group in protest at a ‘culture war’ being waged in British institutions.

Sir Charles Dunstone resigned from the board of Royal Museums Greenwich after Ministers refused to reappoint a trustee whose academic work encourages ‘decolonising’ the curriculum.

It comes as Boris Johnson’s administration seeks to reset the balance of opinion at the top of Britain’s cultural and media institutions, often through greater involvement in board appointments.

Sir Charles Dunstone resigned from the board of Royal Museums Greenwich after Ministers refused to reappoint a trustee whose academic work encourages ¿decolonising¿ the curriculum

Sir Charles Dunstone resigned from the board of Royal Museums Greenwich after Ministers refused to reappoint a trustee whose academic work encourages ‘decolonising’ the curriculum

Royal Museums Greenwich oversees some of Britain’s most popular cultural destinations including the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark.

Sir Charles warned Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that he would resign as chairman unless the Minister reversed his decision to reject a second term as trustee for Aminul Hoque, a Bangladeshi-British academic at Goldsmiths, University of London. Mr Hoque told the Financial

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