Kwame opoku – Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

modernghana.comhttp://www.modernghana.com/news/683204/unfounded-arguments-against-restitution-of-stolen-benin-arte.html Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts The Benin Cockerel above was looted by the British invasion army in 1897 during their notorious ‘Punitive Expedition’ in which they stole over 3500 Benin artefacts from the palace of the Oba of Benin. "There was a dim grandeur about it all , and ...

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 ...

Kwame Opoku – LOOTED/STOLEN CULTURAL ARTEFACTS DECLARED “SHARED HERITAGE”

Friday, August 21st, 2015

“The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must also not be postponed with cheap arguments and tricks.” Gert v. Paczensky and Herbert Ganslmayr, Nofretete will nach Hause We must admit that the supporters of ...

Kwame Opoku – DEFENCE OF “UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS” THROUH OMISSIONS AND IRRELEVANCIES‘

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

DEFENCE OF “UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS” THROUH OMISSIONS AND IRRELEVANCIES‘ “In this era of resurgent nationalist violence, encyclopedic museums are more important than ever.”’Dr. James Cuno There is a remarkable presentation in the Financial Times of 22 May, 2015 in the defence of the so-called “universal museum” or encyclopedic museum” by one of its ...

Kwame Opoku – THEY ARE SELLING RECORDS OF AFRICAN HISTORY: WHO CARES?

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

museum-security.org/opoku_selling_african_records.htm THEY ARE SELLING RECORDS OF AFRICAN HISTORY: WHO CARES? The auction house Dorotheum in Vienna has issued a catalogue announcing a forthcoming auction of cultural artefacts from Africa, Asia and Oceania on 26 May 2015. (1) Among the many African items to be sold are pieces of Nok (Nigeria), Komaland (Ghana) ...