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Restitution

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

Misidentifying Van Gogh, the missing female rock stars, and misusing interns: what to read this weekend

Quai Branly president says that the study commissioned by Macron ‘puts historical reparations over museums’s contribution’

As the Easter Islanders demand that the British Museum return their statue, it’s time to reconsider the meaning of ‘global artworks’

By Rafia Zakaria