Restitution report 2018
French Senate votes unanimously for restitution to Benin and Senegal in 'act of friendship and trust'
Senate approves bill to return 27 colonial-era artefacts from museum collections to Africa within one year
Benin gets €20m loan for new museum to show restituted heritage
France’s president pledged to return 26 items seized in the 19th century by the French military
Culture ministers from 16 German states agree to repatriate artefacts looted in colonial era
Joint declaration is “a statement of historical responsibility,” says Culture Minister Monika Grütters
Dutch museums take initiative to repatriate colonial-era artefacts
Rijksmuseum opens talks with Sri Lanka, ethnology museums publish guidelines
Eurocentrism still sets the terms of restitution of African art
A selective view of African cultural heritage continues the colonialist paradigm
Britain's pillaging of the Benin Bronzes begs for a reasonable resolution
As debate grows over Europe's 19th-century cultural plunder of Africa, the key is to ensure meaningful access
2018: the year in review
Our London and New York teams ponder 2018's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Scholars call for Berlin centre on colonial-era heritage
Appeal published in Die Zeit welcomes Macron report but says debate should not be limited to restitution
Should looted colonial art be returned?
We weigh up the arguments for and against the restitution of African art taken during the colonial period with Vicky Ngari-Wilson, Nicholas Thomas and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
DR Congo to request restitution of works from former coloniser Belgium
Country's president Joseph Kabila made the announcement ahead of opening of revamped Africa Museum outside Brussels
Should we relinquish our insistence on privileging original works of art?
Technological wizardry in replication is improving, alongside claims to relocate far-flung treasures
Senegal and Ivory Coast will ask for return of objects in French museums
Statements come just days after the release of a controversial French report on the restitution of African artefacts
Legal challenges remain for restituting African artefacts from French museums
Getting around the inalienability of public collections is dealt with in the report—but it might not work legally and practically
Restitution Report: museum directors respond
The French academics Bénédicte Savoy and Felwine Sarr urge President Macron to return African artefacts. But does the report go too far, or not far enough?
French President Emmanuel Macron calls for international conference on the return of African artefacts
Announcement comes after controversial report urged the president to return works taken “without consent” in the colonial period
'Give Africa its art back', Macron's report says
A new report on the status of African objects in French museums will urge the president to return works taken “without consent” in the colonial period
The restitution revolution begins
President Macron is ushering in a new era for the return of displaced heritage
Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris is ready to return African art
Head of the ethnographic institution applauds President Macron’s pledge to hand back African cultural heritage
What restitution experts have to say about President Macron’s pledge to return African artefacts
The French leader’s announcement in Burkina Faso is hailed as historic—but gets a mixed response