Author: Kwame Opoku, Dr.

Who Needs Again Another Poll On The Parthenon Marb

Monday, March 02, 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 ...
Parthenon Marbles, Athens, Greece, now in British Museum, London, United Kingdom.

TO LOAN OR NOT TO LOAN: BRITISH MUSEUM DID DISCUSS WITH GREECE PARTHENON MARBLES

Sunday, December 14, 2014
You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are our noblest symbol of excellence. They are a tribute to the democratic philosophy. They are our aspirations and our name. They are the essence of Greekness - Melina Mercouri, at the O ...
Headless statue of the Greek  river god Ilissos, Athens, Greece, taken to British Museum, London, now on loan to Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

ARROGANCE, DUPLICITY AND DEFIANCE WITH NO END: BRITISH MUSEUM LOANS PARTHENON MA

Saturday, December 06, 2014
Speaking to BBC Radio 4 s Today programme on Friday morning, MacGregor said he hoped the Greek government would be delighted that the sculpture would now be on display to a new audience . - www.theguardian.com As if to reinforce its defiance against the will of the British people and the ...

British Museum Director Defends Once More Retention Of Parthenon Marbles

Friday, November 14, 2014
Yes. It s not even a Greek monument. Many other Greek cities and islands protested bitterly about the money taken from them to build this in Athens. -- Neil MacGregor on the Parthenon Marbles. http://img.modernghana.com/images/content/20141114 105655.png Partheno ...
Dr. James Cuno president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust

DR. CUNO AGAIN: REVIVING DISCREDITED ARGUMENTS TO PREVENT FUTURE REPATRIATION OF

Sunday, November 02, 2014
When I read Dr. Cuno s latest article entitled The Case Against Repatriating Museum Artifacts? in the American journal Foreign Affairs,(Nov/Dec 2014) appearing under a bold heading, Culture War , I was very surprised.(1) The last time I commented on the work of the American scholar and President ...

Can An Italian Maritime Museum Help Repatriate Looted Cameroonian Artefacts?

Monday, September 01, 2014
According to the Journal du Cameroun, an Italian Maritime Museum has declared its willingness and readiness to assist in repatriating looted Cameroonian cultural artefacts that are at present in Europe. (1) This offer of assistance was made by the president of the Maritime Museum in Genoa, It ...
Painting Of St John, Ethiopia, Now In Musée Du Quai Branly, Paris, France

Did Emperor Haile Selassie Authorize Dakar-Djibouti Expedition To Remove Religio

Thursday, August 07, 2014
We read with great interest and attention a report entitled Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction which was published by the Museum Security Network and other websites. (1) The report states that a 17th century Ethiopian painting representing Saint John that had been stolen f ...

Walker And The Restitution Of Two Benin Bronzes

Saturday, July 12, 2014
June 20, 2014 would go down in history as a memorable day for the people of Benin and advocates for the return of looted Benin artefacts taken during the infamous 1897 British expedition to Benin. About 4,000 objects were reportedly stolen from Benin by the British while some were destroyed durin ...
Returned- Nok Terracotta Male Figure 500 BC- AD 200

A Season Of “Miracles’’? Boston Museum Returns Looted Nigerian Artefacts

Friday, July 04, 2014
'It is indeed unfortunate that so much Nok material has been looted over time to supply the international market. Properly excavated, such pieces might have shed valuable light on the Nok culture.' Ekpo Eyo. (1) When I read the news that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was returning 8 ...
Two Artefacts Returned By Dr. Mark Walker. rbp.blogspot.com

Return Of Two Looted Benin Bronzes By A Briton: History In The Making

Friday, June 27, 2014
'Culture is the soul of a nation. The illicit removal or destruction of cultural property deprives peoples of their history and tradition. Restitution is the only means that can restore damage and reinstate a sense of dignity'. Anastassis Mitsialis, Permanent Representative of Greece to th ...
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