British need to credit Toledo's role

2/17/2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Manet-art-London

The Royal Academy of Arts in London features ‘Manet: Portraying Life,’ which was co-curated by the Toledo Museum of Art.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Royal Academy of Arts in London features ‘Manet: Portraying Life,’ which was co-curated by the Toledo Museum of Art.
The Royal Academy of Arts in London features ‘Manet: Portraying Life,’ which was co-curated by the Toledo Museum of Art.

British need to credit Toledo’s role

As I read your Feb. 10 article “British press snubs Toledo in coverage of Manet exhibit; Local museum’s role in show goes unmentioned,” I couldn’t help but think about what I would do if a student of mine submitted a paper without crediting a source he or she used for research.

In my world as a teacher of eighth-grade English and literature at Rossford Junior High School, that’s called plagiarism.

The Toledo Museum of Art staff put much time and effort into co-curating a phenomenal international exhibit and deserves as much credit as London’s Royal Academy of Arts. The British news agencies should have taken their research lessons a lot more seriously, and given credit where credit is due.

Kudos to The Blade for mentioning London’s Royal Academy of Arts in articles on the exhibit when it was here.

VALERIE WASHECK

Perrysburg