French Restitution Bill Passes Unanimously in National Assembly

December 18th, 2020

France’s National Assembly has passed a unanimous vote to return 27 colonial-era artifacts to Benin and Senegal, Art Newspaper reports. “France supports the initiatives of these two countries in favor of heritage, well beyond just restitution,” says French culture minister Roselyne Bachelot. “This text is a true act of friendship. It will allow the Beninese and Senegalese peoples to reconnect more directly with their past and access the constituent elements of their history, as our own collections allow us to do.”

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