Norway’s Kon-Tiki museum to return thousands of Easter Island artefacts

theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/29/norways-kon-tiki-museum-to-return-thousands-of-easter-island-artefacts Agence France Presse29 maart 2019 Norway has agreed to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans-Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950s. An agreement was signed by representatives of Oslo’s Kon-Tiki…

Hagia Sophia: Controversy as Erdogan says museum and former cathedral will become a mosque

euronews.com/2019/03/28/hagia-sophia-controversy-as-erdogan-says-museum-and-former-cathedral-will-become-a-mosque March 28, 2019   The landmark Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul will be controversially turned into a mosque, it’s been announced. Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed the move this week ahead of local elections this weekend. Hagia Sophia,…

There is no longer any excuse for not repatriating museums’ colonial art

prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/repatriation-museum-colonial-art-parthenon-marbles-easter-island March 25, 2019 Generations of museum visitors in Europe have been spoiled by direct access to foreign artefacts, but it is time to give them up. When Senegal’s president Macky Sall opened the Musée des Civilisations Noires (the Museum…