Reparation

Europe and burden of looted African artefacts: Reparation or repatriation?

Title: Europe and burden of looted African artefacts: Reparation or repatriation?
Author: Gregory Austin Nwakunor
Media Outlet: The Guardian Arts
Publish Date: June 23, 2019

“Aside from Nigeria, Egypt has equally been consistent in their campaign to recover looted artefacts. Last week, Egypt began a process to halt the auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun at Christie’s in London, while the auction house said its sale was legal.

The statue — a brown quartzite head depicting King Tut — is scheduled to be auctioned off in July, and could generate more than $5 million, according to Christie’s.”

Achille Mbembe - On The Restitution Of African Art Objects

"On the Restitution of African Art Objects" by Achille Mbembe

Lecture 1: "African Objects in Western Thought"
Chair: Hlonipha Mokoena
Date: March 6, 2019

Lecture 2: "People and Things in African Systems of Thought”
Chair: Pamila Gupta
Date: March 13, 2019

Lecture 3: "Debt, Reparation, Restitution"
Chair: Richard Rottenburg
Date: March 20, 2019

Held at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER),
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa