Restitution

‘I was sad to resign; sad to believe that it was the most useful thing I could do,’ wrote Ahdaf Soueif

By Frieze News Desk

In further news: a spotlight on arts and oil sponsorship; Ai Weiwei to direct ‘Turandot’

By Frieze News Desk

In further news: Chinese filmmaker Huang Huang arrested; Germany to return 15th-century stone cross to Namibia

By Frieze News Desk

Restitution is critical but we can’t let the process be co-opted by those who seek to evade responsibility for Europe’s pillaging past

By Jess Saxby

In further news: MoMA to temporarily close; David Adjaye calls for museum championing black British culture

By Frieze News Desk

In further news: painting stolen from New York’s Team Gallery; Harlem’s El Museo del Barrio pulls honour for right-wing socialite

Jan van Huysum’s ‘Vase of Flowers’ was stolen in 1943 by retreating German troops

The female Renaissance painter’s ‘Self-Portrait’ has been listed among ‘improperly acquired’ objects during World War II

Debates around restitution are breaking with increasing force against the doors of Europe’s treasure chambers; a new report may prove decisive

By Sean O’Toole

In further news: Kasper König under fire for alleged racist comments; Israel urges Germany to defund Berlin’s Jewish Museum

Formerly the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the museum was originally conceived as a showcase for King Leopold II’s personal property: the Congo Free State

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

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