“A circumcision mask from western Kenya and a headdress made from human hair from Uganda are among 140 artefacts from the British Museum that have gone on show in Nairobi – the first time the museum has lent objects to Africa.
But the exhibition has sparked debate about whether such objects should be returned to their home countries for good.

Repatriation is yesterday’s question. Questions of ownership depend on the thought that an object can only be in one place’“. (Guardian)
Oh, really? Then why not give objects back to the countries from which they were originally taken?

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  1. Sarah says:

    Or – be interesting to know how much of the revenue from owning such an object is repatriated to the country of origin.

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