Past events
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The Benin Bronzes, looted by the British colonists in 1897, have become a global symbol for the hundreds of thousands of cultural objects from Africa that European colonial powers illegally appropriated and displayed in museums. In June 2021, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation decided to restitute the bronzes to Nigeria. In the guided tour, the history(s) of art from Benin will be addressed from multiple perspectives. In addition, the question of what will happen after the restitution will be explored. The offer was developed together with mediators from the National Museum Benin City.

Screenshot from the film clip "The Benin Bronzes – Restitution and what next?"
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum, Film: Emanuele Valariano

Practical Notes

  • Piktogramm Meeting point & time
    Meeting point & time

    The meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops can be found on your booking confirmation. In order for the tour to begin punctually, please arrive 15 minutes before the programme is due to start. We ask that you allow for this additional quarter hour when planning your visit.