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Looted Objects to Go on View in France Ahead of Return to Benin – ARTnews.com

Ahead of their long-awaited repatriation to Benin, 26 looted objects will go on view for one last time at Paris’s Musée du Quai Branly before departing France for good. The five-day special presentation opens on Tuesday and comes ahead of a planned return set for early November. The objects were stolen from the Kingdom of Dahomey in 1892 by members of the French military. ...

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Denver Art Museum to Return Antiquities to Cambodia—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines FOLLOWING THE PAPER TRAIL. The Denver Art Museum will return to Cambodia four antiquities that are linked to Douglas Latchford, the dealer accused of trafficking in looted material, the Washington Post and the Colorado Sun report. Latchford was indicted on trafficking charges in 2019, but died in 2020 before standing trial. His activities have come under renewed scrutiny during the Pandora Papers investigations, which identified ...

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Germany and Nigeria move close to return of Benin Bronzes

The governments of Germany and Nigeria have signed a memorandum of understanding for the return of more than 1,000 artefacts looted from the Kingdom of Benin, in present-day Nigeria. The memorandum was signed in Abuja by Andreas Görgen, the head of cultural policy at the German Foreign Ministry and by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian information and culture minister. The agreement also sets out a ...

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Jesus College to Be Among the First to Return a Benin Bronze – ARTnews.com

More than five years after two of the school’s first-ever Black students initiated a discussion about returning the work, a Benin Bronze held for more than 100 years at Jesus College in Cambridge, England, is headed back to Nigeria. Jesus College will be among the first institutions in the U.K. to undertake such a repatriation. The object being returned is a sculpture of a ...

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‘Our imagination was violated’: France to return African art

French President Emmanuel Macron says his country will return 26 African artworks to Benin later this monthBy ANGELA CHARLTON Associated PressOctober 8, 2021, 4:52 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his country will return 26 African artworks — royal thrones, ceremonial altars, revered statues — to Benin later this month, part of ...

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UNESCO Committee Urges British Museum to Return the Parthenon Marbles – ARTnews.com

A UNESCO advisory board has issued a recommendation urging the British Museum to revisit its stance on the Parthenon Marbles, which have been held by the London museum since the early 19th century despite persistent calls from the Greek government for their restitution. According to Greece’s culture minister, Lina Mendoni, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property recently met in Paris ...

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Metropolitan Museum of Art to Return 10th Century Sculpture to Nepal – ARTnews.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced on Wednesday that it will return a 10th-century sculpture of a Hindu deity to the government of Nepal. Following a review of its provenance, researchers determined there were gaps in its ownership. The 13-inch square relief sculpture depicts Shiva at the center flanked by two disciples. The religious antiquity once resided in a shrine in ...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Shield to Czech Republic – ARTnews.com

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will restitute a 16th-century ceremonial shield that was confiscated by the Nazis during World War II to the Czech Republic. The shield is attributed to Italian Renaissance artist Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso and depicts a Roman battle scene. It once belonged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, scholars have recently found, and was later confiscated by the Nazis after the ...

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