Benin Arts: Back to its roots
After invading the Benin kingdom in 1897 and stealing about 4,000 artifacts belonging to Nigeria, Britain has agreed to loan us back a few of our bronze plaques for a space of three years. The Edo state government and the Benin royal court are planning to build a museum in Benin in preparation of having our treasures come back to its roots.
Namibia: Dispute over return of the Witbooi Bible
A museum in Stuttgart has returned to Namibia a bible and whip that once belonged to Chief Hendrik Witbooi after more than 120 years, a step towards reconciliation between Germany and Nambia.
Painting stolen from Moscow gallery as witnesses watch
Museumgoers looked on as a painting was taken from Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, not realizing they were witnessing a theft. The painting by Russian artist Arkhip Kuindzhi is thought to be worth €160,000.
Belgium's Africa Museum mired in controversy despite renovation
Belgium's Africa Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday (December 9) after five years of renovations designed to modernise the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium's imperialist past.
Belgium's revamped Africa Museum faces a dark colonial legacy
Members of Belgium's African diaspora are critical of the newly reopened Africa Museum, saying it reinforces colonial cultural norms despite a five-year rehabilitation. Other Belgians say it's a step to reconciliation.
Belgium's controversial Africa Museum reopens after refurbishment
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.
Why National Assembly needs museum, archive - Saraki
Why National Assembly needs a museum, archive - Saraki
Ethiopia wants Britain to return, not loan, stolen treasures
A British museum is in talks to secure the return of artefacts stolen by its troops during an invasion in 1868 known as the Battle of Maqdala. A long-term loan is one of the options on the table.