. A Group of Nigerian Artists Have an Offer for the British Museum: Return the Benin Bronzes and We’ll Give You New Ones in Exchange « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – In a new proposal to urge the U.K. to repatriate looted Benin Bronzes, a group of contemporary artists from Nigeria are offering to exchange the historic artifacts for their own work. During a press conference held in Benin City, the Ahiamwen Guild of artists and bronze casters unveiled a group of artworks on offer to the British Museum, which holds in its collection the largest and most significant cache of Benin Bronzes in the world. The famed plaques and sculptures adorned the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, before being looted by British troops in 1897.

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