THEY ARE SELLING RECORDS OF AFRICAN HISTORY: WHO CARES?
The auction house Dorotheum in Vienna has issued a catalogue announcing a forthcoming auction of cultural artefacts from Africa, Asia and Oceania on 26 May 2015. (1) Among the many African items to be sold are pieces of Nok (Nigeria), Komaland (Ghana) and many other interesting pieces. The impressive array of African artefacts once again confirms the accepted fact that Europe has more valuable African artefacts, mostly looted, than Africa itself. Very few in Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Cape Town, Lagos Luanda or Maputo could assemble such a collection.