The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, entitled “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics.”This report has set in motion a debate that could have a profound impact on the status of African art held in collections around the world.

During this full-day international symposium, the authors of the report will present their recommendations and reflect on the response that they have received over the past year. A panel of curators, scholars, and cultural entrepreneurs will respond to the issues, which have broad ramifications resonating well beyond Africa and Europe.

Speakers:
Erica P. Jones
 (Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles); Daouda Keita (Musée National du Mali, Bamako); Patrick Mudekereza (Waza, Centre d’Art de Lubumbashi, DR Congo); Pap Ndiaye (Institut d’études politiques de Paris); Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University, New York); Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (The Museum of Modern Art, New York); Felwine Sarr (Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal); Bénédicte Savoy (Technische Universität Berlin; Collège de France); Z. S. Strother (Columbia University); and Marie-Cécile Zinsou (Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Bénin). Continue reading…

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