Restitution

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In further news: Turkish arts workers arrested for ‘seeking to overthrow the government’; union protests at MoMA PS1

20 NOV 18

In further news: San Francisco decrees 30 percent of public art must depict women; Dutch museums find Nazi-looted art

12 OCT 18

In further news: collector joins Mapplethorpe censorship row; new space for Bronx Museum of the Arts

02 OCT 18

In further news: Activists protest Luke Willis Thompson at Turner Prize exhibition opening; Helena Almeida (1934–2018)

28 SEP 18

The Rapa Nui people believe that repatriation would help close ‘the sad chapter’ of 19th-century looting

09 AUG 18

In the age of Brexit, why Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to return the ‘stolen’ Parthenon marbles has never been more urgent 

BY Paul Cartledge | 13 JUN 18

Corbyn says that the sculptures ‘belong to Greece’, and supports return of all colonial loot in British museums

05 JUN 18

German museums are being pushed to diversify their canons and respond to a globalized world – but is ‘cleaning up’ the answer?

BY Kristian Vistrup Madsen | 29 MAY 18

In further news: open letter protests all-male shortlist for BelgianArtPrize; Arts Council of Ireland issues impartiality warning ahead of abortion referendum

15 MAY 18

In further news: Berlin museums return artworks looted by the Nazis; Russian minister warns of ‘provocations’ at Venice Architecture Biennale

04 MAY 18

In further news: more women accuse architect Richard Meier of harassment; activists call on Brooklyn Museum to create ‘Decolonization Commission’

06 APR 18

In further news: London’s National Portrait Gallery shuts for fashion show; and Neïl Beloufa accused of defamation by Parker Bright

20 FEB 18

In further news: Musée du quai Branly supports restitution of African artefacts; David Zwirner announces Renzo Piano-designed New York space

09 JAN 18

The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities

BY Cody Delistraty | 05 DEC 17