repatriation

The Benin Bronzes of Nigeria, their provenance, and the possibility of restitution have been making headlines of late. Currently scattered across the world, this collection of a thousand plus statues…
Eike Schmidt, the director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence since 2015, recently bemoaned the fact that so many great works of religious art are languishing in museum storage.
As museums increasingly question the practices of the colonial past, human remains that were once prized collectibles are increasingly an anachronistic embarrassment.
Native American artifacts that were taken nearly 130 years ago are finally set to be returned to their sacred lands.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced this week that they had handed over their prized Coffin of Nedjemankh to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the first step in returning the artifact to…
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer seems to have dashed the hopes of Greeks hoping to reclaim their cultural patrimony in a recent interview. Speaking with Greek newspaper Ta Nea, Fischer…