Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Nigerian Repatriation

Another interesting example of international repatriation, of objects held in France returned to Nigeria. This return could be the beginning of more, as clearly some are calling for a more systematic and complete approach to repatriation for these kinds of objects:

"In the keynote address entitled, Towards a Strategy for Curbing Illicit Trafficking and the Return of Cultural Property, which was presented by Prof. Folarin Shyllon, the scholar recommended that Nigeria should commence bilateral negotiations with the governments of the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany for the return of the Benin bronzes adding that if negotiations fails, Nigeria should seek the assistance of the international committee to facilitate her request for the return of its antique treasures in UK, Germany and other European countries."

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