Victoria & Albert Museum Pledges Open Dialogue on Return of Looted Ethiopian Artifacts

April 5th, 2018

The Victoria and Albert Museum has opened the conversation the return of Ethiopian treasures looted by British troops in 1868, the Art Newspaper reports, taking a step in the direction of France’s newly open policy towards restitution of looted artifacts. “It behoves an institution like the V&A to reflect on this imperial past, to be open about this history and to interpret that history,” says V&A director, Tristram Hunt. “We should not to be afraid of history, even if it is complicated and challenging. As an institution, we should have the bravery to deal with it.”

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