The Boston MFA Returns 8 Looted Antiquities To Nigeria

26 Jun 2014 8:31 AM | Anonymous

The Boston MFA Returns 8 Looted Antiquities To Nigeria

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has returned eight culturally significant antiquities to the Nigerian government.

After months of research, the works, which were donated to the MFA, were deemed likely to have been looted or stolen before making their way to the United States art market.

Victoria Reed, the museum’s curator of provenance, led the investigation. Sitting outside the MFA’s Koch Gallery, Reed admits people are usually pretty fascinated by her job title. She flips through a list of photos and intelligence she gathered about the repatriated Nigerian objects and begins to tell me their tale.

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