“Looting Africa Theft, illicit sales, poverty and war are conspiring to rob a continent of its rich artistic heritage,” by Aisha Labi and Simon Robinson, Aug. 6th, 2001, from Time Magazine online at content.time.com:
“Looting Mali’s History, ” by Joshua Hammer, Nov. 2009, from Smithsonianmag.com:
“Talking African art repatriation with curator and anthropoligist Meskerem Assegued,” by Lindsay Samson, July 24th, 2018, from designindaba.com:
“European museums may loan back some works stolen from former colonies,” by James McAuley and Nick Noack, Aug. 17th, 2018, from WashingtonPost.com:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/european-museums-may-loan-back-some-works-stolen-from-former-colonies/2018/08/08/ea0d8c16-95c2-11e8-818b-e9b7348cd87d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7ac29323d720 (Links to an external site.)
2. Answer the following questions in a 3-paragraph minimum post:
- Do you feel that enough is being done to stop illegal excavating, looting and trading of African art? Who is responsible for policing these activities?
- How do you feel about repatriation? Do you believe that the objects should be returned regardless of circumstances, or do you think that the country and/or institution currently in possession has rights to retain the objects if they acquired them legally? What if they acquired the objects illegally?
- Should the country of origin be required to prove that they can properly care for, protect, and display the objects?
- Should war-torn countries be aided in the protection of cultural objects, structures and/or sites?