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Image caption The London institution is the most popular visitor attraction in Britain. The British Museum has apologised after a tweet from one of its curators saw it accused of racism and dumbing down. The row escalated after Jane Portal, from the London institution's Asia department, said "sometimes Asian names can be confusing" on exhibition labels. "We have to be careful about using too many," she continued, prompting a string of critical tweets. The museum later said in a statement : "We would like to apologise for any offence caused.". It added: "Jane was answering a very specific question about how we make the information on object labels accessible to a wider range of people.". Answ... Full story

13 September