. Scottish University Becomes First to Repatriate Benin Bronze to Nigeria « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Art News – Days after Berlin’s Humboldt Forum museum said it was pursuing the return of its Benin Bronzes, the University of Aberdeen in Scotland said it would repatriate to Nigeria a sculpture from that same cache of artworks, which was looted by British troops during the 19th century and dispersed across Europe.The work is one of thousands that were taken in 1897 from the kingdom of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, and other similar works have ended up in the collections of august European institutions such as the British Museum in London and the Musée du Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac in Paris.

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