Kwame Opoku: WILL HUMBOLDT – FORUM DEFEND HOLDING LOOTED ARTEFACTS WITH MISLEADING STATEMENTS AND SELF-SERVING ARGUMENTS?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

  “It is our prayer that the people and the government of Austria will show humaneness and magnanimity and return to us some of these objects which found their way to your country.” The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa. (1) After the publication of my article entitled “Looted /stolen cultural articles ...

Russell Darnley – Analysing the British Museum’s historical revisionism in Elgin’s own words

Friday, September 11th, 2015

2015-09-11 11:47 GMT+02:00 russell darnley <maxdarn@gmail.com>: The  Revisionist Position Current Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor is the architect of a revisionist rubber band theory of history. When all else fails and the arguments that the Greeks can’t look after the Parthenon Marbles, or have no place to keep them, can ...

Tom Flynn – Let’s hear it for the British Museum — the greatest and most universal of all Universal Museums!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I have just had a Damascus moment. The scales have fallen from my eyes. I have seen the light. The British Museum (left) is unquestionably the greatest cultural institution on earth. We all know this, but how many of us fully appreciate it until we cross the threshold and enter ...

2 600 Zim artefacts looted | The Herald

Friday, August 14th, 2015

2 600 Zim artefacts looted www.herald.co.zw/2-600-zim-artefacts-looted/ Shingirai Huni Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter The national director of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) Dr Godfrey Mahachi yesterday said more than 2 600 Zimbabwean cultural objects currently on display in the British Museum must also be repatriated together with the skulls of the heroes ...