Dr Kwame Opoku

Even English Institutions Are Discussing Restitution: Effects Of Sarr-Savoy Report?

modernghana.com/news/980840/even-english-institutions-are-discussing-restituti.html Gold mask, 20 cm in height, weighing 1.36 kg.of pure gold, seized by the British from Kumasi, Ghana, in 1874 and now in the Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom. Listen to article ‘It does not matter (although many museums pretend it does) that the first of several Hague conventions was not promulgated until 1899: […]

France Moves Closer To Restitution Of Artefacts To Benin And Senegal

modernghana.com/news/1019889/france-moves-closer-to-restitution-of-artefacts.html Throne of King Ghezo, Abomey, Dahomey, République du Benin, now in Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France. Listen to article The French government examined on 15 July, a draft law(projet de loi) which would authorize the government to restitute to Benin 26 artefacts that are in the Musée du quai Branly- Jacques Chirac and […]

Traces Of Colonialism In Humboldt Forum? Reading Humboldt Forum Short Guide.

Traces Of Colonialism In Humboldt Forum? Reading Humboldt Forum Short Guide modernghana.com/news/1060230/traces-of-colonialism-in-humboldt-forum-reading.html ‘And the museums of which M. Caillois is so proud, not for one minute does it cross his mind that, all things considered, it would have been better not to have needed them; that Europe would have done better to tolerate the non-European […]

Hermann Parzinger’s Leap Forward In Restitution Of African Artefacts.

Hermann Parzinger’s Leap Forward In Restitution Of African Artefacts. modernghana.com/news/1055088/hermann-parzingers-leap-forward-in-restitution.html ‘I cannot accept that a large part of cultural heritage from several African countries is in France. There are historical explanations for that, but there are no valid justifications that are durable and unconditional. African heritage cannot just be in European private collections and museums. […]

How Often Will Germany Insult Nigeria When Demands Are Made For Restitution Of Looted Artefacts?

How Often Will Germany Insult Nigeria When Demands Are Made For Restitution Of Looted Artefacts? modernghana.com/news/1052752/how-often-will-germany-insult-nigeria-when-demands.html Stool of Oba Eresoyen, Benin, Nigeria, now in Ethnologisches Museum/Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany. Listen to article “I was moved to silent melancholy at the thought that this assembly of degenerate and feeble-minded posterity should be the legitimate guardians of […]

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