Christian Greco, who manages the Egyptian Museum in Turin, offered discounted tickets to Arabic speakers
An Italian politician is pushing for the director of a prestigious museum to be “kicked out”, arguing that he has been “racist towards Italians” in a move that has raised the debate over apparent attempts by Giorgia Meloni’s far-right government to wield a tighter grip over culture.
Andrea Crippa, deputy leader of the League, a member of Meloni’s ruling coalition, said Christian Greco, who has managed the Egyptian Museum in the northern city of Turin since 2014, was a “leftwing director” who was running the museum in an “ideological and racist manner against Italians and Christians”.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/22/italian-mp-calls-for-museum-director-to-be-sacked-for-being-racist-towards-italians
Author : Angela Giuffrida in Rome
Publish date : 2023-09-22 11:45:59
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