Special issue on 'Issues of restitution and repatriation of looted and illegally acquired African objects in European museums' in the Contemporary Journal of African Studies
Until recently, scholars have shied away from intellectually debating restitution, return, reparation and repatriation issues of such controversial objects on the African continent. French President Macron’s speech on his promise to return such objects in French museums to their respective countries in Africa and the report of the commission he set up has provided an impetus. However, the return, repatriation and restitution of looted art from Africa sent or sold to European museums by agents of European colonizing missions are the interrogative centre stage of this special issue meant to garner frameworks for resolution.
This special issue in the Contemporary Journal of African Studies is the outcome of the MIASA Workshop on Issues of restitution and repatriation of looted and illegally acquired African objects in European museums held at the University of Ghana in December 2018.
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