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Protected: Stolen Zimbabwean works of art back in country, on display after recovery

Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Protected: Jubilation As France Returns Intercepted Nok Artefacts To Nigeria | Leadership Newspapers

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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Kwame Opoku – BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS

Monday, March 11th, 2013

BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/BENIN_PLAN_OF_ACTION(2)_WILL_THIS_MISERABLE_PROJECT_BE_THE_LAST_WORD_ON_THE_LOOTED_BENIN_ARTEFACTS.htm March 11, 2013 “BENIN PLAN OF ACTION” (2): WILL THIS MISERABLE PROJECT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS? "There was a dim grandeur about it all, and also these seemed to a fate. Here ...

WILL BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS RETURN LOOTED BENIN BRONZES

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

WILL BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS RETURN LOOTED BENIN BRONZES http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_boston_return.htm January 6, 2013         The public interest must surely be in upholding the rule of law, rather than promoting an international free-for-all through the unrestricted circulation of tainted works of art. Do we really wish to educate our children to have no respect ...

Protected: AAN Wants Museum Established In Abuja – about 50 collections of Nok terracotta were taken away to private Museum in Austria

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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Protected: Cultural Heritage in Danger: Museum collections no better off in developed countries, international survey says

Friday, November 18th, 2011

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Protected: allAfrica.com: Nigeria: National Museum – Cultural Palaces or Protection Agency?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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Protected: Copper thieves target South African bronze art

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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Protected: PRÉ-vue [discourse’s-analysis] TRI-vium – Return of human remains and looted artefacts – by Paul T. Shipale

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

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Protected: Namibian skulls ignite anger

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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Protected: Restoration of Old Bulawayo hangs in the balance

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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Protected: The East African:  – Magazine |Spate of thefts hits East African art world

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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Protected: South Africa – ‘Temple thefts may be drug-related’

Monday, August 29th, 2011

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Kwame Opoku – HORNIMAN MUSEUM AND THE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES

Monday, August 29th, 2011

HORNIMAN MUSEUM AND THE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_horniman.htm August 29, 2011 LOOTED NIGERIAN BENIN BRONZES IN HORNIMAN MUSEUM, LONDON. The exhibition is showcasing some of the works that made Benin (Nigeria) famous. It once again, reminds the world of a civilization truncated by the imperial forces of the colonialist. The works on show at ...

Protected: Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: SLAM Disputes Government’s “Contraband” Claim in Ka-Nefer-Nefer Mummy Mask Case

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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Dutch Museum to sell African Collection

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Dutch Museum to sell African Collection http://www.museum-security.org/Kwame_Opoku_dutch_museum_to_sell_african_collection.htm August 23, 2011 Dutch Museum to sell African Collection "We are going to sell the entire Africa collection and the Americas collection, and will only keep the top pieces in the rest of our collection so we can focus on Asian art,".  Stanley Bremer, Director at Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam. Crown, ...

Protected: Luanda – The Angolan government is engaged in preservation of the cultural heritages of the country, under the Convention of International Institute for Unification of Law/1995 (UNIDROIT), said Friday the director of Planning and Statistics Office of Culture Ministry, Afonso Valentim.

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

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Protected: ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam’s Wereldmuseum plans to sell its African and American treasures to cover funding shortfalls made more likely by the economic crisis in Europe and a planned cut in state subsidies to the arts starting in 2013

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Protected: Sparring Over Berlins Mona Lisa: German-Hating Frenchman Sparked Nefertiti Row

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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Protected: Ivory Coast museum mourns stolen artefacts

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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Protected: Met Museum to send 19 artifacts to Egypt next week

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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Protected: Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: US Claims SLAM Lacks Legal Standing—Asserts That Mummy Mask is Illegal Contraband —Discovery Reveals More Information

Monday, August 1st, 2011

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Protected: Benin Art of Ancient Nigeria

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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Protected: AfricanColours – Important work of Art disappears at the Nairobi National Museum!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

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PHILADELPHIA SHOP OWNER CHARGED IN AFRICAN ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING INVESTIGATION

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2011 PRESS RELEASE PHILADELPHIA SHOP OWNER CHARGED IN AFRICAN ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING INVESTIGATION Federal Agents Seize Approximately One Ton of Elephant Ivory BROOKLYN, NY – The owner of a Philadelphia African art store, Victor Gordon, was arrested earlier today on charges of conspiracy, smuggling and Lacey Act violations related to ...

Protected: NY Mummy Smugglers Reveal Vast Antiquities Black Market

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

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Protected: Art Dealer Arrested In ‘Staggering’ African Elephant Ivory Seizure

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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Protected: Philadelphia business imported illegal ivory carvings, prosecutors say

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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Protected: Somaliland Somalia cave paintings archeology

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

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Protected: Cambriolage du Musée des civilisations d’Abidjan : Des œuvres d’art d’une valeur de plus de 2 ,7 milliards volés

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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Protected: Zahi Hawass fired – justice done!: Egypts iconic antiquities chief fired

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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Kwame Opoku – FRANCO-NIGERIAN AGREEMENT ON LOOTED/STOLEN NOK SCULPTURE

Friday, July 15th, 2011

  museum-security.orghttp://www.museum-security.org/opoku_nok_july2011.htm FRANCO-NIGERIAN AGREEMENT ON LOOTED/STOLEN NOK SCULPTURE REVISITING LOOTED NIGERIAN NOK TERRACOTTA  SCULPTURES IN LOUVRE / MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY, PARIS “His attitude is dishonourable. I regret that Nigeria was weak enough to accept to sign an agreement in order to give an appearance of legality to this acquisition. But above all, the fault ...

Protected: Ivory Coast loses its crown jewels

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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Saving Antiquities for Everyone-Looted memorial statues returned to Kenyan family

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Saving Antiquities for Everyone-Looted memorial statues returned to Kenyan family M. Udvardy Ancestral memorial statues (vigango) erected by the Mijikenda peoples of Kenya are frequently stolen and sold to international art dealers. During the summer of 2007, the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) returned two vigango, which had been in the ...

Protected: Daily Nation: – News |How Obama ‘rescued’ Kenya’s stolen art

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

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allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Protect Sculptors From Piracy

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Protect Sculptors From Piracy source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201106210634.html June 22, 2011 Tony Monda 20 June 2011 opinion Whilst there has been much talk about pirated videos, CDs, DVDs and musical recordings locally, the same cannot be said about the visual arts. This article is written in response to various complaints from Zimbabwean sculptors about their stone ...

Nigeria: Between the Country’s Artefacts And Western Iconoclasts

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Ovwe Medeme 4 January 2011 FORMATTED TEXT WITH LINKS Lagos — More controversies have arisen on the legality or otherwise of the refusal of the west to return the artefacts looted from the Benin Empire in 1897. Iconographic nature of the artefacts notwithstanding, foreign museums have continued to flaunt and exhibit the ...

Senegal – Objets archéologiques volés pendant la colonisation : Le vice-recteur de l’Ucad réclame leur retour

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Profitant du congrès des archéologues, Serigne Ndiaye, vice-président de l’Assemblée de l’Ucad, a réclamé le retour sur le sol africain des objets archéologiques et historiques pillés pendant la période coloniale. ‘La bataille de l’Afrique, aujourd’hui, est de préserver son identité et sa mémoire, mais aussi de se moderniser pour aller ...

Update 7 juni 2010: Bericht uit 2002 over handel in NOK beeld vindt boeiend vervolg in 2010 (aangetekend schrijven Patricia Jansma, juni 2010)

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Update  7 juni 2010 AANGETEKEND De Heer T.Cremers Postbus 3213 3003 AE Rotterdam Amsterdam 2 juni 2010 Geachte Heer Cremers Middels (oeps, wat een lelijk Germanisme. TC) deze brief verzoek ik u, (waarom die komma? TC) de door mij aan u gerichte prive (privé, TC) correspondentie welke ik u per email gezonden heb, en welke u zonder mijn ...

Kwame Opoku – BARBIER-MUELLER MUSEUM SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH TANZANIA TO RETURN STOLEN MAKONDE MASK

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

We reproduce below an ICOM Press Release on an agreement signed on 10 May 2010 between Tanzania and the Geneva Museum Barbier-Mueller on the return of a Makonde mask which had been stolen from the National Museum of Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam in 1984. Readers should not be misled by the title of ...