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Columnist: KWAME OPOKU, DR.

Anthropomorphic statue, King Ghzo, Dahomey, Republic of Benin

Restitution Day: Remembrance And Reckoning

Nov 7, 2022 | Feature Article

lsquo;The return of a work of art or record to the country which created it enables a people to recover part of ...

Sep 17, 2022 | Feature Article

We publish below a press release from Postkolonial Berlin urging Germany to surrender all ownership rights to coloni ...

Sep 15, 2022 | Feature Article

It does not matter (although many museums pretend it does) that the first of several Hague conventions was not pr ...

Aug 24, 2022 | Feature Article

ldquo;The exhibition is showcasing some of the works that made Benin (Nigeria) famous. It once again, reminds th ...

Jul 1, 2022 | Feature Article

We reproduce below a press release issued by Berlin Post-kolonial on the occasion of the signing of a Joint Politica ...

Jun 6, 2022 | Feature Article

lsquo; hellip; our research methods resemble the interrogations of an investigating magistrate much more ...

Feb 28, 2022 | Feature Article

Below is a press release on a significant statement by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on the restitution of l ...

Jan 31, 2022 | Feature Article

You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are our ...

Dec 24, 2021 | Feature Article

Truth must be repeated constantly because error is being repeatedly preached round about all the time, and not ju ...

Dec 7, 2021 | Feature Article

lsquo;One of the most noble incarnations of a people rsquo;s genius is its cultural heritage, built up over the ...

Sep 27, 2021 | Feature Article

We reproduce here below a press release from Postkolonial Berlin protesting against the opening of the Humboldt Foru ...

Sep 20, 2021 | Feature Article

As for the ownership status of the works, who does not know that Benin is the true owner despite the semantics an ...

Jul 8, 2021 | Feature Article

lsquo; lsquo;It would not have been right to have retained an item of such great cultural importance that was ac ...

Jun 11, 2021 | Feature Article

lsquo;Although the existing legal framework is not favourable to the original owners of the objects in colonial ...

May 31, 2021 | Feature Article

We publish below a press release of the Berlin Postkolonial on the recent agreement between Namibia and Germa ...

May 24, 2021 | Feature Article

I decided not to comment on International Museum Day, which offers an annual occasion to reflect on the museums, the ...

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Dr. Kwame Opoku writes about looted cultural objects

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