African Cultural Restitution – Who’s Being Left Behind

Earlier this month to open the Annual Museums Association Conference in Liverpool, our Executive Director Onyekachi Wambu was part of the keynote plenary panel discussing African Cultural Restitution.

The past year has seen numerous cases of restitution of objects from museums to African nations. From Germany to Ireland, museums and governments have committed to a proactive approach to building relationships with communities of origin and returning cultural objects. Three years on from the publication of the Sarr-Savoy Report, an expert panel discusses restitution as an essential part of museum practice and investigate where progress has been made and where work still needs to be done.

Chair: Bryan Knight, Journalist and Oral Historian

Speakers: Monica Hanna, Archaeologist, Egypt Mary-Ann Middelkoop, Researcher, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford Ciraj Rassool, Professor of History, University of the Western Cape Onyekachi Wambu, Executive Director, African Foundation for Development

You can watch the whole thing here:

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