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rfi | Britain to return looted crown jewels to Ghana, but only on loan (26.01.24)
V&A Director Trisam "Hunt stressed the items had not been permanently returned to Ghana, saying the new cultural partnership 'is not restitution by the back door'."

bbc | UK returns looted Ghana artefacts after 150 years (11.04.24)
"The loan, which was negotiated with the king and not with the Ghanaian government, will last for three years with the option to extend for a further three years."

aljazeera | UK returns looted Ghana artefacts on loan after 150 years (20.04.24)
Ivor Agyeman-Duah, the chief negotiator, confirmed the items' return, telling the AFP news agency on Saturday that they were given to the palace on loan. It comes as international momentum and campaigning has grown for museums and institutions to have African artefacts returned from former colonial powers.

Nigeria is also negotiating the return of thousands of 16th to 18th-century metal objects looted from the ancient kingdom of Benin and currently held by museums and art collectors across the United States and Europe.

Two years ago, Benin received two dozen treasures and artworks stolen in 1892 by French colonial forces during the sacking of the royal Palace of Abomey.

by Cat on Mon May 27th, 2024 at 05:50:18 PM EST
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