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The protesters called to redirect government funding of the Humboldt Forum towards cultural decolonization initiatives.
The headdress in Austria is the only one of its kind and it’s not only a work of art, but a representation of the identity and landscape of Mexico that was stripped from the nation by colonial forces.
The Humboldt Forum thinks it can genuinely pursue and cultivate “peaceful dialogue between cultures” from a position of global power. I’m not so sure.
A hacked 3D scan of the famous sculpture shows how traditional models of heritage ownership might change in museums.
Students and faculty from the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University held an action today to request a sculpture looted from the Kingdom of Benin be returned. The museum says they have begun conversations with the Nigerian government to return the bronze.
While the museum presents its attempt to identify trafficked antiquities as an altruistic enterprise, its policing of the antiquities market also distracts from its historic role in acquiring looted objects.
“Empire and Collecting,” a new self-guided tour, reflects an attempt to help visitors understand the colonial origins of the collection.
The development office thinks I love this museum. But no, I come to see the objects, just like I visit my friends.
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“I am disappointed that it took the death of an unarmed Black man for you to join the conversation about the colonial past and present of the British Museum,” says Bayryam Mustafa Bayryamali in a letter addressed to director Hartwig Fischer.
Although the tradition of Mbari houses can never be revived, their rich history and broader influence on modernism in Africa is profound.