Adewale Maja-Pearce, 12 August 2021
Show More The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution by Dan Hicks.
Pluto, 368 pp., £20, November 2020, 978 0 7453 4176 7Show More
Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes by Barnaby Phillips.
Oneworld, 388 pp., £20, April, 978 1 78607 935 0Show More
“... of an ancient cultural, religious and royal site; and the looting of sacred art works’. Barnaby Phillips, a journalist with no museological affiliation, is equally convinced that justice demands their return. He points out that there were reservations about the colonial adventure at the time: an editorial in the Edinburgh Evening News on 15 ...”