Belgium’s controversial Africa Museum reopens after refurbishment
09 December 2018 | 5:06 am
A Belgian museum housing items looted from the African continent during the colonial era is reopening near Brussels. Curators hope that it can now overcome its image as a colonialist holdover.
12 Jun 2022
15 Mar 2022
A man who eluded one the biggest massacres committed by the German army during World War II war recounts his experience to DW. He backs plans for a museum on the memorial site.
16 Apr 2022
We take a look at a new season of art and exhibitions as Stockholm's "Youseum" offers influencers and selfie enthusiasts a temple for the 21st century's favourite form of self-expression. Meanwhile, a museum in the French city of Rouen says "please do touch the art", as a new show encourages a sensory experience of sculptures on show. Plus, visitors to the Quai Branly in Paris get a chance to plunge themselves into Bamiléké society, with traditional ritual objects and artefacts on display thanks to a Franco-Cameroonian partnership.
12 Jun 2022
More than 20 looted objects from Namibia — including jewelry, tools, fashion and dolls — are being sent back to the country. The loan is the latest move by Germany to address its colonial past.
18 Jun 2022
To mark the opening of its new exhibition "On the Road to Chiefdoms of Cameroon", Paris's Musée du Quai Branly gave multidisciplinary Cameroonian artist Blick Bassy carte blanche. His first move was to invite Cameroonian musicians Kareyce Fotso, Ami Yerewolo and Poundo to put on a concert. For him, these three women represent the contemporary African new wave, with a dynamic vision of how to celebrate African culture around the world – including an important role for fashion.
2 Aug 2022
In southwest Nigeria, West Africa's only natural history museum serves as a world class facility for conservation of thousands of natural resources. Built in 1973 as part of the zoology department at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria's Natural History Museum was left abandoned for over 30 years before it was renovated and reopened in 2011.
9 Aug 2022
London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens has agreed to return 72 looted objects to the Nigerian government. All objects were taken from the Kingdom of Benin, now part of southern Nigeria, during a British military operation in 1897.
15 Oct 2022
The Guggenheim opened its museum in Bilbao 25 years ago, turning a struggling industrial town into a cultural metropolis. The building designed by Frank Gehry is now the city's landmark.
30 Oct 2022
Among the damaged objects were Egyptian statues, images of Greek gods, sarcophagi, and the frames of 19th-century European paintings. Contrary to initial reports, the vandalism did not directly affect paintings.
19 Oct 2022
A humanoid robot interacts with visitors in Dubai's Museum of the Future, providing them with guidance and answering questions about their visit.
27 Nov 2022
Staff at the museum in Manching, a town in Bavaria, discovered a broken display case. Authorities said a daring heist occurred in the early hours Tuesday.
29 Nov 2022
London's Horniman Museum signed over ownership of 72 artefacts, looted by British soldiers in 1897, to the Nigerian government on Monday.
It's one of the oldest symbols of democracy. The 2,500-year-old Parthenon in the Greek capital Athens attracts around 7.2 million vistors annually. But for more than two centuries, the site has been missing some of its marble sculptures.
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