What are the next challenges for cultural restitution?
The full story of colonial plundering lies not in museum displays but in unopened, uncatalogued boxes in store rooms
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
Black Lives Matter movement is speeding up repatriation efforts, leading French art historian says
Bénédicte Savoy—co-author of the Sarr-Savoy report that recommends France return its African artefacts—warns of "collective amnesia" over restitution debates that happened 40 years ago
How recent anti-racism protests have pushed a longstanding debate about colonial looting in Europe
As the Black Lives Matter movement goes global, museums face renewed demands to restitute artefacts plundered from Africa
France promises to return 26 looted Benin artefacts by 2021 and opens talks on 'wider set of works'
But restitution depends on the adoption of a law covering these specific items, while Benin secures a location to house them
From a Paris inferno to the Leonardo tussle: the art world's top stories of 2019
We look back at the major events that made the headlines this year
France returns a historic sword to Senegal
The gesture is intended as a symbol of France’s commitment to repatriating African 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
One year after the Sarr-Savoy report, France has lost its momentum in the restitution debate
The report made international headlines, recommending the restitution of African artefacts in French museums, but the country has not returned a single item to Africa
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
Savoy-Sarr report fails to dent tribal market, says Tefaf exhibitor
Didier Claes, who was consulted for the restitution report commissioned by French president Emmanuel Macron, says it has invigorated the market for African art