Restitution is critical but we can’t let the process be co-opted by those who seek to evade responsibility for Europe’s pillaging past
Debates around restitution are breaking with increasing force against the doors of Europe’s treasure chambers; a new report may prove decisive
Quai Branly president says that the study commissioned by Macron ‘puts historical reparations over museums’s contribution’
As the Easter Islanders demand that the British Museum return their statue, it’s time to reconsider the meaning of ‘global artworks’
The French president has acted swiftly following a landmark study on the ownership of African treasures
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Does the French president’s project for a more ‘enlightened’ French youth reveal a hidden agenda?
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The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities
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