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APPG – Afrikan Reparations, African Restitution
April 20, 2022 @ 17:00 - 19:00
About this event
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Afrikan Reparations (APPG-AR), invites you to explore the issues, concerns and desires for the restitution of African artefacts held in UK heritage collections. AFFORD shares secretariat responsibilities for the APPG Afrikan Reparations, focusing on issues of the restitution of cultural artefacts and ancestral remains.
Estimates suggest that up to 90% of sub-Saharan Africa’s cultural heritage is held outside the African continent. A result of conquest, plunder, colonisation, as well as legitimate trade and exchange, although this figure is disputed by some experts.
Most of the UK’s African artefacts are held outside the national museums and collections, and not governed by UK legislation. Currently, there are no accurate figures of the total number of African artefacts and human remains held in UK museums, libraries, palaces, and other public collections. The vast majority of these artefacts are held in storage and not on public display.
Join us to explore ways forward on these important issues and learn more about the work of the APPG-AR on African restitution.
Hosted by African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP – Chair of the All-Party Group on Afrikan Reparations