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

Did British Museum Buy Most Of Its Thirteen Million Artefacts? Members of the nefarious British Punitive Expedition of 1897 posing proudly with looted Benin artefacts. Listen to article “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must also not be postponed with cheap arguments and tricks’ Gert […]

From Restitution To Digitalization: Looted Benin Treasures To Go Online.

From Restitution To Digitalization: Looted Benin Treasures To Go Online. Pair of leopard figures, now in Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom, Admiral Rawson Collection. London, UK. The commanders of the British Punitive Expedition force to Benin in 1897 sent the pair of leopards to the British Queen soon after the looting […]

Will Portugal Be The Last Former Colonialist State To Restitute Looted African Artefacts? Belem Tower(Torre de Belém) from where the discovery journeys started. (3) ‘The truth is that there is an unstoppable process of return on course. Would the day come when African or Asian works now in Portugal take the return route?’ Visão. (1) As readers know, many European States and their museums have been discussing […]

Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London Chief Owangue, Benin, Nigeria, now in Horniman Museum, London, United Kingdom We, Europeans, who have received and transmitted and continue to transmit these objects, are on the side of the conquerors. To a certain extent, this is also a ‘heritage that weighs us down’. But there is no fatality. The good news is that in 2017 […]

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