Category: Dr. Kwame Opoku writings about looted cultural objects

Kwame opoku – Will Western Museums Ever Be Able To Face The True Histories Of Their Illegal Acquisitions?

modernghana.com/news/917763/will-western-museums-ever-be-able-to-face-the-true-histories.html 24 February 2019 Members of the nefarious British Punitive Expedition of 1897 posing proudly with looted Benin artefacts. One of the remarkable facts about Western museums is their endemic hostile reaction at anyone who dares to raise the issue…

Kwame Opoku – Miracles, Reverses, And Hope In Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts

modernghana.com/news/906639/miracles-reverses-and-hope-in-restitution-of-looted-africa.html Head of an Oba, Benin, Nigeria, now in Bristol Museum, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain. ‘’African art, like any great art, some would say, in any case more than any other, and for a long time if not…

Kwame Opoku – France Marches To Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts: What About Austria, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, And The United States Of America?

Royal statues, Dahomey, Republic of Benin, now in Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France. Left, King Glélé, half-lion, half- man. Centre, King Ghézo, half-bird, half-man. Right, King Béhanzin, half-shark, half-man. To be returned soon to Republic of Benin. I ask…

Kwame Opoku – WILL BELGIUM HEAR THE CALL FOR RESTITUTION OF LOOTED AFRICAN ARTEFACTS? ARE WESTERN MUSEUMS THE LAST BASTIONS OF COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM?

WILL BELGIUM HEAR THE CALL FOR RESTITUTION OF LOOTED AFRICAN ARTEFACTS? ARE WESTERN MUSEUMS THE LAST BASTIONS OF COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM? Where does the museum stand in relation to colonisation? The principle of colonisation as a system of governance is…

Kwame Opoku -Nigeria To Borrow Looted Nigerian Artefacts From Successors Of Looters: Neo-Colonialist Cultural Imperialism At Work

Nigeria To Borrow Looted Nigerian Artefacts From Successors Of Looters: Neo-Colonialist Cultural Imperialism At Work. modernghana.com/news/896559/nigeria-to-borrow-looted-nigerian-artefacts-from-successors.html British soldiers of the infamous Punitive Expedition of 1897 proudly posing with looted Benin artefacts. “…I cannot accept that a large part of cultural…

Dr. Kwame Opoku – GERMANY STILL REFUSES TO APOLOGISE FOR GENOCIDE OF HERERO AND NAMA IN NAMIBIA

GERMANY STILL REFUSES TO APOLOGISE FOR GENOCIDE OF HERERO AND NAMA IN NAMIBIA  ‘’Luschan also asked a Lieutenant Ralf Zürn, stationed in Okahandja, South-West Africa, just after the massacre of the Hereros by the German colonialists begun: “If you are…

Kwame Opoku – Germany Issues English Version of Guidelines on Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts

Germany Issues English Version of Guidelines on Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts. ‘The vicissitudes of history have nevertheless robbed many peoples of a priceless portion of this inheritance in which their enduring identity finds its embodiment… The peoples who…

Kwame Opoku – LOOTED ASANTE (GHANA) GOLD IN WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON: RETURN STOLEN ITEMS TO MANHYIA PALACE, KUMASI.

LOOTED ASANTE (GHANA) GOLD IN WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON: RETURN STOLEN ITEMS TO MANHYIA PALACE, KUMASI. “The town burnt furiously, all these three days of rain failing in any way to impede the progress of the devouring element. The thick thatched…

Kwame Opoku – LOOTED ETHIOPIAN TABOT CONCEALED PERMANENTLY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON. IS THERE SOMEWHERE A MINIMUM SENSE OF SHAME?

toncremers.nl/LOOTED ETHIOPIAN TABOT CONCEALED PERMANENTLY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.html   Questions of restitution of looted artefacts often take us to strange places and directions but the report of the concealed looted Ethiopian tabot took us to a place many would have…

Kwame Opoku – GERMANY’S ANSWER TO MACRON ON RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS: GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING COLONIAL ARTEFACTS?

“When I now look at the source and history of individual collections and objects in the Übersee-Museum Bremen which I represent here and try to trace back, then I must say that abysses will be opened up; not that the…

Kwame Opoku – ‘WE WILL RETURN LOOTED AND STOLEN OBJECTS’: PARZINGER’S MIRACULOUS CHANGE OR CULTIVATED MISUNDERSTANDING?

‘The vicissitudes of history have nevertheless robbed many peoples of a priceless portion of this inheritance in which their enduring identity finds its embodiment… The peoples who were victims of this plunder, sometimes for hundreds of years, have not only…

Kwame Opoku – AUCTION OF BENIN COMMEMORATIVE HEAD IN WÜRZBURG, GERMANY.

toncremers.nl/algo.html AUCTION OF BENIN COMMEMORATIVE HEAD IN WÜRZBURG, GERMANY. Benin commemorative head on auction in Wurzburg, Germany. Following our recent article on the coming auction of a Benin commemorative head in Würzburg, Germany, we have received confirmation that only the…

Kwame Opoku – LOOT IN LOOT – BENIN HEAD OF OBA IN NAZI LOOTED JEWISH ART COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED

toncremers.nl/LOOT%20IN%20LOOT.html LOOT IN LOOT – BENIN HEAD OF OBA IN NAZI LOOTED JEWISH ART COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED ‘These Benin works stand among the highest heights of European casting. Benvenuto Cell could not have made a better cast himself, nor…

Kwame Opoku – PARZINGER’S MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS ABOUT RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS

toncremers.nl/PARZINGERS%20MISCONCEPTIONS.html PARZINGER’S MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS ABOUT RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must also not be postponed with…

Kwame Opoku – Dutch Colonial History Re-awakened by Museum Re-organization

toncremers.nl/DUTCH%20COLONIAL%20HISTORY%20RE-AWAKENED.html Dutch Colonial History Re-awakened by Museum Re-organization Bust of Maurits in Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands. We reproduce below an article from The Guardian concerning discussions of the Dutch colonial past prompted by the removal of the bust of the founder of…

Kwame Opoku – PARZINGER’S CRI DE COEUR: GENUINE PLEA FOR UN/UNESCO ASSISTANCE OR CALCULATION TO DELAY RESTITUTION OF ARTEFACTS?

toncremers.nl/PARZINGER’S%20CRI%20DE%20COEUR%202.html Truth must be repeated constantly, because error is being repeatedly preached round about all the time, and not just by a few, but by the masses. In the periodicals and encyclopaedias, in schools and universities, everywhere error prevails, being…

Kwame Opoku – MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY AS ALLY IN QUEST FOR RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS?

toncremers.nl/Kwame_Opoku_QUAI_BRANLY%20.html If events continue at this rate and in this manner, I could become a firm believer in miracles, by the end of the year. First, there was the historical Ouagadougou Declaration by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, that African artefacts should…

Kwame Opoku – WE WILL SHOW YOU LOOTED BENIN BRONZES BUT WILL NOT GIVE THEM BACK: SECOND DEFEAT AND PERMANENT HUMILIATION FOR BENIN?

WE WILL SHOW YOU LOOTED BENIN BRONZES BUT WILL NOT GIVE THEM BACK:  SECOND DEFEAT AND PERMANENT HUMILIATION FOR BENIN? “There was a dim grandeur about it all, and also these seemed to a fate. Here was this head center of…

Did Egyptians Never Ask For The Restitution Of Nefertiti?

Did Egyptians Never Ask For The Restitution Of Nefertiti?Universal Museum Enthusiast Wrestles With Veracity And Reality modernghana.com/news/745455/did-egyptians-never-ask-for-the-restitution-of-nefertiti.html Right side of Nefertiti, Egypt, now in Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany. “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly…

Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts

modernghana.comhttp://www.modernghana.com/news/683204/unfounded-arguments-against-restitution-of-stolen-benin-arte.html Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts The Benin Cockerel above was looted by the British invasion army in 1897 during their notorious ‘Punitive Expedition’ in which they stole over 3500 Benin artefacts from the palace of the…

Kwame opoku – Can Modern Technology Help Resolve Disputes On Restitution Of Cultural Artefacts?

Afdrukken PDF E-mail 70%80%90%100%110%120%130%Grootte TekstAfbeeldingen Verwijderen Undo Can Modern Technology Help Resolve Disputes On Restitution Of Cultural Artefacts? modernghana.com/news/600073/1/can-modern-technology-help-reso.html There is no doubt that modern technology can contribute a great deal to arts and education generally in spreading knowledge about…

Dr. Kwame Opoku – GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM BERLIN

GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM BERLIN museum-security.org/opoku_germans_debate_ligitimacy_benin_artifacts.htm GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY AND LEGALITY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, BERLIN.   The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections,  directly or indirectly, possess thanks…

WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE

WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE museum-security.org/WILL%20NIGERIA%20FINALLY%20RAISE%20RESTITUTION%20OF%20BENIN%20BRONZES%20AT%20UNESCO%20INTERGOVERNMENTAL%20COMMITTEE.htm WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN ARTEFACTS AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE?                     Queen-mother Idia, Benin, Nigeria, now…

Kwame Opoku – BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS

BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/BENIN_PLAN_OF_ACTION(2)_WILL_THIS_MISERABLE_PROJECT_BE_THE_LAST_WORD_ON_THE_LOOTED_BENIN_ARTEFACTS.htm March 11, 2013 “BENIN PLAN OF ACTION” (2): WILL THIS MISERABLE PROJECT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS? “There…

NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA SEIZED BY US IMMIGRATION IS NOT HOMELESS

NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA SEIZED BY US IMMIGRATION IS NOT HOMELESS http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_nigerian_terracotta.htm September 17, 2012 LOOTED NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA RETURNED BY US IMMIGRATION ARE NOT HOMELESS OR ORPHANS Nok sculptures returned by American officials to the Nigerian Consul-General in New York on July…

Kwame Opoku – DO THEY KNOW QUEEN-MOTHER IDIA

DO THEY KNOW QUEEN-MOTHER IDIA http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_queen_mother_idia.htm May 27, 2012 Queen-Mother Idia, Benin, Nigeria, now in British Museum, London, United Kingdom. A recent visit to the British Museum confirmed what we have observed in previous years: many Western visitors to the…

Kwame Opoku – NOK ONCE MORE

NOK ONCE MORE http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_nok.htm December 17, 2011 NOK ONCE MORE It is indeed unfortunate that so much Nok material has been looted over time to supply the international market. Properly excavated, such pieces might have shed valuable light on the…

Kwame Opoku – AUCTION OF AFRICAN ART BY DOROTHEUM, VIENNA: BUT WHAT ARE THE PROVENANCES OF THE ARTEFACTS

museum-security.orghttp://www.museum-security.org/opoku_dorotheum.htm AUCTION OF AFRICAN ART BY DOROTHEUM, VIENNA: BUT WHAT ARE THE PROVENANCES OF THE ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_dorotheum.htm AUCTION OF AFRICAN ART BY DOROTHEUM, VIENNA: BUT WHAT ARE THE PROVENANCES OF THE ARTEFACTS? Mask. Guro. Cte dIvoire Dorotheum, an auction house…