Author: Kwame Opoku, Dr.
The kota sold by Christies for Euro 5.5m in Paris on 23 June 2015

Price Of Kota Sold In Paris Is Interesting But Wha

Monday, July 13, 2015
The Art Newspaper informs us that a kota has fetched a very high price in Paris: ldquo;A 66cm-tall wooden sculpture has become the most expensive work of African art sold at Christie 39;s France, fetching euro;5.5m in Paris today, 23 June. This price tag makes it the third mos ...

British Museum “guards” Looted Syrian Object?

Sunday, June 7, 2015
ldquo;We are holding an object we know was illegally removed from Syria and one day it will go back. rdquo; Neil MacGregor. BBC. ldquo;Museums, libraries and archives must take precautions to ensure that they acquire, or borrow, only ethically acceptable items and reject items ...
Prof. Adams Bodomo, University of Vienna. Austria.

Africans In China

Thursday, June 4, 2015
There have been recently a lot of publications on the Chinese in Africa, some of these writings are from quarters that have their own imperialist interests to defend but others are from Africans who are worried by what they consider Chinese encroachment on their rights, especially as regards land ow ...

Defence Of “ Universal Museums ” Through Omissions And Irrelevancies

Sunday, May 31, 2015
ldquo;In this era of resurgent nationalist violence, encyclopedic museums are more important than ever. rdquo; rsquo;Dr. James Cuno There is a remarkable presentation in the Financial Times of 22 May, 2015 in the defence of the so-called ldquo;universal museum rdquo; or enc ...
c DorotheumNok sculpture, Nigeria, now on sale in Vienna, Austria,

They Are Selling Records Of African History: Who Cares?

Friday, May 22, 2015
The auction house Dorotheum in Vienna has issued a catalogue announcing a forthcoming auction of cultural artefacts from Africa, Asia and Oceania on 26 May 2015. (1) Among the many African items to be sold are pieces of Nok (Nigeria), Komaland (Ghana) and many other interesting pieces. The impressiv ...
Egon Schiele's Portrait of Wally, 1912.

Vienna Museum Director Calls For Time Limitation On Nazi Loot Claims

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
We are gradually beginning to think that there is something special about restitution which makes it very difficult for some, especially museum directors, to accept that there are crimes, including the looting of cultural objects that should never be barred by a statute of limitation. According t ...
Headless Statue Of The Greek River God Ilissos, Athens, Greece, Taken To British Museum, London, Was Sent On Loan To Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

British Parliament And British Museum Reject Greek Request For UNESCO Mediation

Monday, March 30, 2015
Very few readers will be surprised by the negative response of the British Museum and the British Government to the Greek request for UNESCO mediation over the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum.(1) The real surprise is that it took such a long time, from 9 August 2913 to 26 March 2015 to s ...
Mark Walker.
Bird of Prophecy, looted by the British in 1897 and returned by Dr.Mark Walker in 2014.

Man With Conscience Returned His Grandfather’s Looted Benin Bronzes

Friday, March 27, 2015
These objects are part of the cultural heritage of another people to the people of Benin City, these objects are priceless. Dr. Mark Walker. BBC NEWS has published an article under the title of The man who returned his grandfather s looted art , recounting the recent return of two Ben ...

Does Dr. Cuno Really Believe What He Writes?

Saturday, March 14, 2015
After my last article, I swore not to comment anymore on Dr.Cuno s statements in order to avoid any impression that I was unduly concentrating on the opinions of one scholar. (1) However, it seems the U.S. American scholar is never tired of presenting views that most critics would consider patently ...

Who Needs Again Another Poll On The Parthenon Marbles?

Monday, March 2, 2015
Anyone who has been following discussions on the Parthenon Marbles would be surprised to read about a new opinion poll on the same subject. She would ask herself if we have not had enough polls on the perennial question whether these Greek sculptures, torn away from their original location in Akr ...
The Parthenon Sculpture of the river god Ilissios that the British Museum sent on a controversial loan to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Can Modern Technology Help Resolve Disputes On Restitution Of Cultural Artefacts

Saturday, February 21, 2015
There is no doubt that modern technology can contribute a great deal to arts and education generally in spreading knowledge about the cultures of the world. For example, a child in Nigeria can learn a lot about Africa if she has access to Internet, IPhone or IPad. She can learn about African History ...
World Museum,Vienna (Formerly,Ethnology Museum)

Vienna World Museum Is Shrinking

Saturday, January 24, 2015
According to reports in the Austrian media, the World Museum, Vienna, will be giving up some 700 sq .m. of its space of 4600 sq.m for a House of History that is to be established in the Hofburg, the imperial palace where the World Museum has been since 1928. This surprising decision was ma ...
Parthenon Marbles, Athens, Greece, now in British Museum, London, United Kingdom.

WILFUL DISPERSAL OF DISPUTED CULTURAL OBJECTS AS DEFENCE STRATEGY: BRITISH MUSEU

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Those who have followed the discussions on restitution of cultural artefacts in the last few years would know that the British Museum and its director, Neil MacGregor and his supporters have never been short of inventing new theories and explanations for the retention of the cultural artefacts of ot ...
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