London, Jan 18 (PTI) The UK government on Monday unveiled new laws to protect England’s cultural and historic heritage in the form of statues and monuments to ensure they are not removed “at a whim”. Arts and cultural workers have warned the Government's heavy hand puts the arms'-length principle of arts funding at risk. Former NFL player Jack Brewer, CEO of the Brewer Group and advisory board member for Black Voices for Trump, weighs in on 'Fox & Friends.' “Most of us have said we’re not interested,” Mr. Hale said. By all means place an information board explaining history but don't delete it. The monuments and other historical structures are protected by a 2017 state law that forbids removal or relocation if they have been in place for more than 40 years. Jenrick said statues will only be removed in "the most exceptional circumstances". “There were some folks there I know who would have been just as happy if you take it down to just throw it away,” Mr. Tecklenburg said. is removed in Houston, on Wednesday. Removing beautiful historic monuments is an act of vandalism. Removing monuments can erase history, Blight argues. Protests over the killing of George Floyd have led to the removal of historical statues across the U.S. In his injunction request, Gregory claimed that removing the statue would cause “irreparable harm” because his family “has taken pride for 130 years in this statue resting upon land belonging to his family.” During an interview on Thursday, Mr. Tecklenburg said the city has begun talks with museums and academic institutions to take the statue down and put it in what he said would be proper historical context. San Francisco took down a statue of Christopher Columbus, while a judge in Richmond, Va., indefinitely extended an injunction barring the governor from removing a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. That has left a lingering question: What to do with them once they come down? But is there an argument that removing these statues could help further the fight ... a way you are simply destroying all monuments … Most people who oppose these monuments in public spaces would prefer to see the statues relocated to a museum or state archive, where curators tell the story of why these monuments were erected in the first place, and why they were removed, Ms. Brooks said. Of those 106 symbols, 64 were monuments, and just four of those were relocated. The Culture Secretary is said to be examining ways to support the music industry amid touring difficulties post-Brexit. Those talks are continuing, and the city plans to put the statue now at the top of a towering pedestal in storage until a new home is found, he said. Some of the removals have not been gentle. Supporters of the monuments argued, among other things, that removal of one of the four – the Battle of Liberty Place monument – would violate federal historic preservation laws and a 1993 settlement agreement involving the monument in which it was declared to … An effort to … The vast majority of removed monuments — too large for most museums to accommodate — end up out of sight in storage, Ms. Brooks said. In Oregon, demonstrators tore down a monument to Thomas Jefferson. The new legal safeguards introduced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick are the latest move by the Government to keep controversial public artworks where they are. Historians debate America's history of racism and Confederate monuments ... removing Confederate statues from public spaces around the United States than from a couple years ago. All historic statues, plaques and other monuments now require full planning permission and public consultation to remove. And once monuments have been removed in recent years and months, local leaders have taken a variety of approaches on how to move forward. Between George … Ms. Brooks, with the Southern Poverty Law Center, said those actions represent a minority of opinion. In several cities, these tributes have been vandalized or torn down by protestors or removed by public officials. “Putting them in quarantine for a period of years is a fine solution for now,” Mr. Hale said. “Maybe they can be brought out of quarantine a decade or two or three later and we can have a conversation about them. Cities Want to Remove Toxic Monuments. The Financial Times reports that Oliver Dowden has also urged musicians to... News that Glastonbury will not go ahead in 2021 is a further sign of the need for urgent support, UK Music says. But Who Will Take Them? On Thursday, fury over figures associated with slavery and colonialism continued to simmer. To bring a monument into a local museum could simply turn the controversy away from public officials and toward museum curators, Mr. Hale said. "We cannot – and should not – now try to edit or censor our past... what has stood for generations should be considered thoughtfully, not removed on a whim.". The new legal safeguards introduced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick are the latest move by the Government to keep controversial public artworks where they are. Governors and mayors are under pressure to remove statues tied to slavery or colonialism. Confederate monuments in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, also will soon be taken down. Mr. Hale curates a website that makes recommendations for cities that are debating what to do with their controversial monuments. The momentum to remove Confederate memorials … They’re America’s monuments." Jenrick argued that “due process” should be respected before monuments are removed, and said he would be changing the law to protect historic monuments, with decisions to remove them to require planning permission  and consultation with the local … The UK government has announced new legislation meant to protect the country’s historic monuments. The UK government on Monday unveiled new laws to protect England's cultural and historic heritage in the form of statues and monuments to ensure they are not removed "at a whim". Many monuments were built to tower over large public spaces, such as the Marion Square, in Charleston, where the Calhoun statue works as a centerpiece. It remains there today. Many museums do not have the outdoor space to accommodate them. “First of all, they’re toxic in themselves.”. But for now, they’re so toxic.”. In Dallas, city leaders sold a statue of Robert E. Lee, in 2019, at an online auction for $1.4 million. Another statue of Columbus in Boston had its head lopped off last week. He said that while many cities would prefer to donate the statues to museums, many curators won’t jump at the chance. In New Orleans, the city opted to put its monument to Mr. Lee in storage. The death of George Floyd is leading to the removal -- by protesters in some cases and city leaders in others -- of contentious statues that have riled some residents for decades, if not more. A statue of the Confederate commander, Richard W. Dowling. During the civil unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, a number of … Even if a museum was willing to take that risk, the statues are often too large to fit comfortably within an exhibit. Many municipalities in the United States have removed monuments and memorials on public property dedicated to the Confederate States of America (CSA), and some, such as Silent Sam in North Carolina, have been torn down by protestors. Columbus, Frank Rizzo statues also targeted Confederate monuments … Insolvency and a programme of mass redundancies have been avoided at Eden Court theatre in Inverness with “lifeline” funding of £800,000 from the Scottish Government, in addition to the £1.25m in... keep controversial public artworks where they are. Activists across the country are targeting statues of U.S. presidents and other well-known figures, prompting a national reckoning over the value and meaning of historical monuments. Many of the monuments and statues, most of … As Mr. Floyd’s death in Minneapolis gives new life to the movement of removing racially incendiary statues, leaders in cities across the country are taking notice. Officials in other cities — including Louisville, Ky., Jacksonville, Fla., and Mobile, Ala., — have also removed monuments to Confederate leaders since Mr. Floyd’s death. UK government announces new laws to protect controversial historic monuments from 'woke worthies and baying mobs' Proposed plans have been criticised as … Mr. Hale said many cities are finding that keeping a statue in storage, away from public view and out of controversy, may be the best option. In Richmond, Va., protesters have torn down three Confederate statues in recent weeks. The announcement was a victory for advocates who had called for the statue’s removal for years, and similar milestones were occurring across America. Of those 106 symbols, 64 were monuments, and just four of those were relocated. The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol, the latest effort by Congress to respond to the nationwide protests over … This summer, instead of taking them down, the university is contextualizing them with signs including historical information. The hateful attacks upon monuments to Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate veterans continues under Alabama’s Memorial Preservation Act, which only fines the lawbreakers a … It was later mounted on the putting green of a golf course called Black Jack’s Crossing owned by a Dallas billionaire, Kelcy Warren, near the Mexican border. All historic statues, plaques and other monuments now require full planning permission and public consultation to remove. The furor over the death of George Floyd has reignited demands to remove dozens of statues and monuments around the country that glorify Confederate generals, advocates for slavery, defenders of segregation and others whose racial views or conduct are now widely reviled. Over the next 40 years, four more Confederate monuments were erected along the avenue, which traverses what is now central Richmond. But even in places where officials have taken down monuments willingly, finding permanent homes for the statues may be difficult, said Sheffield Hale, the president and chief executive of the Atlanta History Center. 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