Speak Out! - Why it’s time to decolonise the museum

Is the policy of ‘long-term’ and ‘permanent’ loans the best route to repatriation of looted artefacts from plundering museums? Would it be dishonourable to accept them on those terms?

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Colonisers will try and sell the notion that they're 'looking after' or 'protecting' the artefacts. The truth is if Ethiopia for example wanted their artefacts back and decided to either display them in a museum or to burn/destroy them on a bonfire then that's Ethiopia's right to do. Too many colonisers protecting their wages and too many inferior Africans believing slavery and colonialism were good things because it's given them a slice of babylons cake.

Mon 30 April 2018, 3:21 pm

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