US museums' about-face on restitution

06 Feb 2014 7:40 AM | Anonymous

US museums' about-face on restitution

Institutions take a proactive approach to problem antiquities, but critics want to see more information online

A museum in Denver went the extra mile last month, paying to return 30 wooden totems that it alerted the Kenya government about

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science repatriated 30 memorial totems to the National Museums of Kenya last month. The restitution, which was initiated and funded by the Colorado institution, represents a larger shift in the way US museums approach objects with questionable provenance. Such a proactive approach would have been unimaginable two decades ago.

 

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/US-museums-aboutface-on-restitution/31684

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