Return of Benin Bronzes from the Ethnologisches Museum: Artefacts Now in Nigerian Hands

Blog entry from 08/25/2022

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Today, a contract was signed transferring ownership of the Benin objects from the collection of the Ethnologisches Museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz to Nigeria. Around a third of the artefacts will remain in Berlin on loan. Further collaboration is planned. 

The agreement covers 512 objects that came to Berlin in the aftermath of the so-called British Punitive Expedition and looting of Benin in 1897. They will now be returned to Nigerian hands. This is the most…

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