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Benin Bronze

15 Oct
In the first institutional return of its kind, Jesus College is to return a Benin Bronze to Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments on Wednesday 27 October. Delegates from the Commission and Benin will visit Jesus College for a ceremony to complete the handover process and celebrate the rightful return of the Bronze. His…
8 Jul 2021
The Nigerian Government has demanded a full and unconditional return of 1,130 Benin Bronzes looted from the African nation in the 19th century and domiciled in German museums. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the demand in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, during separate meetings with the German Minister of State for…
25 Mar 2021
The University of Aberdeen in Scotland is to return a Benin bronze sculpture to Nigeria, saying it was acquired by British soldiers in 1897 in "reprehensible circumstances".
29 Nov 2019
Beginning from next year, Nigeria will be holding a yearly national conference on restitution of cultural property in line with recommendations in the declaration by Economic Community of West African States...

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