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Bank of England is accused of undertaking a ‘bonfire of the vanities’ after removing portraits

Sir James Bateman

The Bank of England has been accused of taking part in a ‘bonfire of the vanities’ after removing portraits of governors linked to the slave trade despite the government’s ‘retain and explain’ guidance. Eight oil paintings and two busts were recently transferred to a private area following last June’s review into former Bank leaders’ links…

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