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Western museums are returning artifacts to their countries of origin.TV program

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A museum in London has returned its entire collection of Benin bronzes to the Nigerian government.

The Horniman Museum in London has returned its Benin bronze collection to Nigeria. It was stolen in the late 1800s by British colonial forces invading the Kingdom of Benin in what is now Nigeria.

Artifacts were collected in European and American museums.

African nations have been demanding their return for decades.

So how can other countries return their cultural heritage so that it can be exhibited for generations?

Presenter: Adrian Finihan

The guests:

Barnaby Phillips – author

Jos van Beurden – Senior Research Fellow, Colonial Cultural Collections and Returns, Free University, Amsterdam

Luigi Prada – Professor of Egyptology, Uppsala University

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2022/11/29/western-museums-are-returning-artefacts-to-countries-of-origin Western museums are returning artifacts to their countries of origin.TV program

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