Tristram Hunt

Should museums return their colonial artefacts?

Title: Should museums return their colonial artefacts?
Author: Tristram Hunt
Media Outlet: The Guardian
Publish Date: June 29, 2019

“Perhaps the real challenge is how we create more, rather than fewer, universal museums – not in Europe and the west, but across Africa, India and the global south. Our aim should be to detach the universal, encyclopaedic museum from its colonial preconditions and reimagine it as a new medium for multicultural understanding.”

Restitution Report: museum directors respond

Title: Restitution Report: museum directors respond
Author: Vincent Noce
Media Outlet: The Art Newspaper
Publish Date: November 27, 2018

“The French academics Bénédicte Savoy and Felwine Sarr urge President Macron to return African artefacts. But does the report go too far, or not far enough?”