2 Press Releases

Tag: Alhaji Lai Mohammed

  • Exhibitions

    German Museums, the Met, and Others Move to Return Benin Bronzes

    In 1897, British soldiers looted thousands of cultural, religious, and artistic artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin. These works disappeared into the private market and found their way into museums across Europe and North America. Today, calls for the repatriation of the Benin Bronzes have increased in volume. Some institutions…

    German Museums, the Met, and Others Move to Return Benin Bronzes4
  • Auction Industry

    Benin Bronzes and the Auction World: Past, Present, and Future

    Movements to repatriate the Benin Bronzes have been around since British soldiers forcibly took the works from their homeland in 1897. Almost nothing has changed in over a century. However, activism rekindled in recent years. Greater awareness of history paired with the rising global movement for racial justice has pushed…

    Benin Bronzes and the Auction World Past, Present, and Future1