After Strong Calls to Return African Art, France Drags its Feet

November 12th, 2019

A piece in Art Newspaper this week details how France has done little to repatriate African art after strong calls for the move in the Sarr-Savoy report. “Returning material to its homeland is never a simple process. Rather, it is part of a larger web of exchange and cooperation, one primarily built on relationships,” writes reporter Alexander Herman. “Those relationships neither begin nor end with restitution, which is only one part of a much larger story.”

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