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Panel depicting an armed chief, Benin, Nigeria, now in private collection in France.

Arts Of Nigeria In French Private Collections

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Many Africans tend to believe that the majority of looted or stolen Nigerian artworks are to be found in Great Britain, ...

Monday, November 26, 2012

One of the remarkable arguments presented by holders of looted Benin artefacts is that in our modern world, with the fac ...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

President Vicente Fox asked the visiting Austrian president, Heinz Fischer, for his help in returning the headdress of ...

Friday, October 12, 2012

On this day of first October, 2012, anniversary of Nigeria's independence, I am reading an article by Tajudeen Sowole, i ...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

On reading reports that the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM)) has declared that the Nigerian terraco ...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

It is indeed unfortunate that so much Nok material has been looted over time to supply the international market. Pro ...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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

Friday, July 13, 2012

ldquo;The year 1897 means much to me and my people; it was the year the British invaded our land and forcefully ...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The interview here is very revealing. Can one imagine any Nigerian cultural artefact that is worth only $500? And yet th ...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A recent visit to the British Museum confirmed what we have observed in previous years: many Western visitors to the mus ...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It has been reported in the New York Daily News that the widow of the French artist Arman, is suing in Manhattan Supreme ...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We read with great interest the article by Andrew Finkel which appeared in the New York Times of 11th April, 2012 under ...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dorotheum, the Viennese auction house, is holding another auction of African artefacts on 2 April, 2012. Readers may rec ...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Director of the British Museum has indeed a fertile mind that never tires of inventing new defences for the retentio ...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The decision by the Turkish Government to stop loans of artefacts to museums with which it has disputes regarding ar ...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Enlightenment philosophy was instrumental in codifying and institutionalizing both the scientific and popular European ...

Friday, January 27, 2012

In Africa, South-East Asia and South Asia, the pattern of exploration, colonization, tribute, and then the punitive rem ...

Friday, December 16, 2011

It is indeed unfortunate that so much Nok material has been looted over time to supply the international market. Pro ...

Monday, November 21, 2011

I, the great general of the German troops, send this letter to the Herero people. The Herero are no longer German subje ...

Friday, August 26, 2011

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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

We are going to sell the entire Africa collection and the Americas collection, and will only keep the top piece ...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

His attitude is dishonourable. I regret that Nigeria was weak enough to accept to sign an agreement in order to give ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Malian cultural heritage has for several decades, undergone a massive transfer toward Europe and the United States. Ana ...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dorotheum, an auction house in Vienna, Austria has announced for 3 May, 2011, an auction of African art objects from the ...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

In an article entitled European treatment harms African works? in the Art Newspaper, (issue no.223. http://www.theart ...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

All those who thought with his resignation, Hawass was finished and that the question of restitution will now be posed i ...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I believe that people who use the revolution as an argument for not returning artifacts do not even deserve to be taken ...

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