Art News Looks at Debates Over Cultural Repatriation

July 3rd, 2019

A piece in Art News looks at ongoing debates over repatriation of artifacts, and the forces pushing these discussions forward.  “During the colonial period we suffered not only from colonialism, slavery, and economic exploitation but also, and above all, from the barbarous systematic pillaging of all our works of art,” says Mobutu Sese Seko, the former dictator of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

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