The German museum where most of Benin’s looted artefacts will come from

In April, Germany announced that they will be returning 1,130 looted artefacts to Benin, Edo State from the beginning of 2022.

This good news was revealed during a meeting between German and Nigerian government officials including the German Minister of State for Culture, Prof. Moniker Grutters and Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Some Benin artefacts looted by the British in 1897 to be returned from Germany from 2022. Source: Unknown

One reason Germany decided to come forward with the artefacts was acknowledged by Grütters “in agreement that addressing Germany’s colonial past is an important issue for the whole of society and a core task for cultural policy” and “reaffirmed their willingness in principle to make substantial returns” to Nigeria.

Of the 1,130, almost half is on display at the Continue reading