France: Restitution of African Artworks

( first published on Nov, 22nd – translated from French )

Friday, November 23, 2018,  will be delivered to President Macron a report as expected as sensitive on the return of works of art to African countries. While these restitutions hitherto come up against the French legal principles of “inalienability and imprescriptibility […] of public collections”, the President of the French Republic created the surprise a year ago at a speech given in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This speech, which has already become a milestone in the history of Franco-African relations, provokes enthusiasm as well as a stir in French and European museums but also among private collectors.

… More on the French version

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