The Foreign Desk

Bringing the ‘Benin Bronzes’ home

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17 April 2021

Episode 381

30 minutes


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In recent weeks several museums in Europe announced that they are planning to return the treasures known as the ‘Benin Bronzes’, which were looted from what is now Nigeria by British troops in 1897. But why now, after years of clamour for their restitution? Will more museums follow? And what does it mean for a people when stolen property comes home? Andrew Mueller is joined by Victor Ehikhamenor, Barnaby Phillips and Ngarino Ellis.

17 April 2021

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