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Smithsonian, two other museums return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Three U.S. museums transferred ownership of more than two dozen works of art known as the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria Tuesday, part of an...

The West must return Africa’s stolen assets, as well as its artefacts – by Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerians were delighted by the news this summer that 72 artefacts, known as the Benin Bronzes, held by the Horniman Museum in London were...

Benin Bronzes go on last exhibition in Berlin before repatriation

Stolen during the colonial era, dozens of bronzes that once decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria will go...

Who benefits when Western museums return looted art? – by David Frum

The repatriation of stolen objects has become a ritual of self-purification through purgation—but who it really serves is less clear than it might seem. The...

Germany signs deal to return Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

French art historians have estimated that some 90% of Africa’s looted cultural heritage is believed to be in Europe. Germany has signed an agreement to...

Everyday Philosophy: The complexities around returning the Benin Bronzes – by Nigel Warburton

The Horniman Museum in London has announced that it is returning 72 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria, a move its chair is calling “moral and...

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