Restitution

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Charges of ‘attempted theft of a cultural asset’ against Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza reveal the abyss of Europe’s self-referential legality

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 25 NOV 20

In further news: David Adjaye tipped to design Nigerian museum for looted Benin treasures; Hillary Clinton reads her emails in Venice

BY Frieze News Desk | 13 SEP 19

‘I was sad to resign; sad to believe that it was the most useful thing I could do,’ wrote Ahdaf Soueif

BY Frieze News Desk | 16 JUL 19

In further news: a spotlight on arts and oil sponsorship; Ai Weiwei to direct ‘Turandot’

BY Frieze News Desk | 25 JUN 19

In further news: Chinese filmmaker Huang Huang arrested; Germany to return 15th-century stone cross to Namibia

BY Frieze News Desk | 23 MAY 19

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

BY Jess Saxby | 19 FEB 19

In further news: MoMA to temporarily close; David Adjaye calls for museum championing black British culture

BY Frieze News Desk | 05 FEB 19

In further news: painting stolen from New York’s Team Gallery; Harlem’s El Museo del Barrio pulls honour for right-wing socialite

15 JAN 19

Jan van Huysum’s ‘Vase of Flowers’ was stolen in 1943 by retreating German troops

03 JAN 19

The female Renaissance painter’s ‘Self-Portrait’ has been listed among ‘improperly acquired’ objects during World War II

17 DEC 18

Debates around restitution are breaking with increasing force against the doors of Europe’s treasure chambers; a new report may prove decisive

BY Sean O’Toole | 13 DEC 18

In further news: Kasper König under fire for alleged racist comments; Israel urges Germany to defund Berlin’s Jewish Museum

11 DEC 18

Formerly the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the museum was originally conceived as a showcase for King Leopold II’s personal property: the Congo Free State

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 11 DEC 18

Misidentifying Van Gogh, the missing female rock stars, and misusing interns: what to read this weekend

30 NOV 18

Quai Branly president says that the study commissioned by Macron ‘puts historical reparations over museums’s contribution’

29 NOV 18

As the Easter Islanders demand that the British Museum return their statue, it’s time to reconsider the meaning of ‘global artworks’

BY Rafia Zakaria | 28 NOV 18

The French president has acted swiftly following a landmark study on the ownership of African treasures

26 NOV 18

In further news: fears grow over ‘Salvator Mundi’; Dutch government face Nazi-art lawsuit; heritage sites lost in Yemen war

23 NOV 18

Rereading Mark Fisher with the publication of his collected writings; Olivia Laing’s Crudo makes the NYT’s ‘100 Notable Books’

23 NOV 18