Restitution Alone is Not the Answer

Title: Restitution Alone is Not the Answer
Author: Tikam Liese Sall
Media Outlet: Contemporary And
Publish Date: May 29, 2019

“Hearing that the gigantic Museum of Black Civilisations was being inaugurated in my hometown, Dakar – in December 2018 – made me very proud; especially after the boiling debate around the restitution of African artifacts from Europe. It could be the perfect answer to the stigma imposed upon African countries of lacking enough modernity and efficiency to showcase art and enhance its value. When I walked through the museum a few months ago, I found myself wondering what the aim behind this giant project was, and if it could be a promising option for the art and heritage that has to be restituted.”