SHAME ON ALL EDO PEOPLE and THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT.

In this selfsame month (February) of the year 1897, Britain INVADED the great KINGDOM OF BENIN, murdered lots and lots of our ancestors in cold blood, burnt down our beautiful and historic city, towns and villages, and LOOTED thousands of our unique and…Read More

WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN ARTEFACTS AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE?--KWAME OPOKU

We read with great interest a report on the coming exhibition of Ife art in Swedish National Museums for World Culture, on 6 September, 2013 for eight months. (1) As readers will be well aware, Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria is a…Read More

Nigeria, U.S. gallery row over stolen 1897 Benin artefacts

THE donation of 32 works of Benin Art - 28 Bronze and six Ivories - looted during the Benin Massacre of 1897 by one of the heirs of the beneficiary of the expedition, Mr. Robert Owen Lehman, to the Museum of Fine Art Boston U.S.A, may have sparked up…Read More

Travelling Exhibition as Alternative to Restitution? Comments on Suggestion by Director of the British Museum--DR. KWAME OPOKU

The Director of the British Museum has indeed a fertile mind that never tires of inventing new defences for the retention of looted artefacts of others in the major museums. Once it became clear that the infamous Declaration on the Importance and Value of…Read More

Boston Museum opens dialogue over looted Benin artefacts

When the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston received a major collection of West African art from New York collector Robert Lehman there was a major ripple felt across the Pan African world. Lehman, whose great-grandfather founded the defunct investment firm…Read More

PHOTOS OF SOME OF OUR LOOTED ARTS THAT Robert Lehman DONATED TO THE BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS.

Photos of 9 of the 32 pieces of the Benin looted artifacts recently donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in BOSTON by Robert Lehman. These are STOLEN goods that belongs to the people of BENIN CITY. It is immoral and illegal for the Museum to accept them as…Read More

After Sotheby's controversial sales, grandson of another benefiary discloses over thirty of 1897 looted Benin art pieces

About two years after Sotheby’s was forced to cancel a proposed sales of some 15th century looted art pieces of Benin origin, another heir of one of the beneficiaries of the 1897 expedition has surfaced as 32 works from the ancient West African city have been…Read More
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