Post-colonialism

London's Wellcome Collection accused of cultural vandalism after closing 'racist, sexist and ableist' display of artefacts

The institution asks “What’s a museum for?” as it shuts display devoted to objects amassed by its founder

Museumsanalysis

Berlin's controversial Humboldt Forum is finally complete—but 'the work inside begins now', German Culture Minister says

Twenty years since its conception and at a cost of around €680m, the new German museum must now follow through on its restitution promises

Horniman Museum in London hands over Benin bronzes to Nigeria

Major restitution development coincides with publication of new Arts Council England guidelines

Controversial slave trader painting at National Museum Cardiff—removed in wake of Black Lives Matter—is rehung

The work, depicting the Lieutenant-General Thomas Picton, is now on display as part of an exhibition reframing his legacy

‘The Benin Bronzes are returning home’: Germany and Nigeria sign historic restitution agreement

More than 1,100 looted items will be transferred though some artefacts will remain on loan to German museums

Berlin announces several restitution agreements with Namibia, Cameroon and Nigeria

Berlin Biennale conference will focus on "decolonising" arts and culture

Duncan Ballantyne-Way. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Hew Locke reimagines Birmingham's controversial Queen Victoria statue for an anti-imperialist age

A number of artists—including Amy Ching-Yan Lam and Rajni Perera—have created work that challenges the city's colonial legacy as it gears up to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

William Kentridge calls on UK to find consensus over its ‘shameful past’ like South Africa has with apartheid

Ahead of his major retrospective at the Royal Academy this autumn, South African artist says Britain needs "imaginative solutions" for colonial era statues

Portugal’s process for Venice Biennale selection accused of violations against leading artist

Curator of Portuguese pavilion says Grada Kilomba's application to represent the country was swung by a jury member who delegitimised her experience of racism

'Taliban-like minority working to undermine the Western world': uproar after French Academy in Rome moves to remove tapestries linked to colonialism

After a media campaign, French art historians and scholars sign a petition accusing the Villa Medici of "cancelling culture"

Looted African works that France has promised to return to Benin will be shown in Paris museum for one last time

The exhibition Benin: the Restitution of 26 Works from the Royal Treasures of Abomey at Musée du quai Branly–Jacques Chirac will be on view for five days in October

Visiting a historic house should be about more than just cream teas and crocuses—their full histories, however unsettling, should be told

Being told about National Trust houses' connections to slavery should not deter visitors: the complex history adds to their interest

We tackled Dutch slaving history—the Rijksmuseum's exhibition could serve as a model of its kind

The Netherlands needs to collectively examine how its past has shaped today's society, says the director of the Amsterdam museum

'We've had a lot of museums reaching out': how Nigeria is getting ready to receive the world’s Benin bronzes

With institutions across the globe rethinking their views on restitution, the African country’s focus is now on making a home for its heritage

George Soros's Open Society Foundations pledges $15m to help Africa recover looted heritage

Paid over four years, it will support efforts made by museums, grassroots-organisations and governments

France retreats from report recommending automatic restitutions of looted African artefacts

Suggestions from controversial Savoy-Sarr report were all-but buried at a conference held in Paris

Hew Locke discusses monarchy and model boats in new survey show at Ikon Gallery

As a major exhibition opens in Birmingham, the British artist discusses how growing up in Guyana has ensured that maritime themes are in his DNA

Booksreview

Frida Kahlo's letters conceal nothing and reveal nothing

Kahlo’s communications with her mother are unsurprisingly banal

Restitutionanalysis

The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?

Recommendations from Savoy-Sarr report into restitution by French museums may contravene the country’s laws

Nigeria plans museum for art looted from Benin

Benin Dialogue Group announces three-year schedule for new Royal Museum to display looted objects now in European collections