Collector Spotlight

Thomas Halling, Sweden

October 15, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Being together with people who share your interest gives collecting an extra dimension."


Send It Back!

Chronicling the African Art Repatriation Debate

October 12, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

As the debate about the restitution and repatriation of looted African artworks and cultural artefacts rages on, we chronicle the timeline of events that have and continue to shape the question, should Western museums send back looted African art.


"Reconciliation Is the Embrace of Morality"

Frank Verpoorten on the Jean Pigozzi Collection of African Art

October 08, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Jean Pigozzi has built a collection of more than 3,000 contemporary African artworks over a forty-year period. The last time the collection was on public view was fifteen years ago. Curator Frank Verpoorten plans to change that.


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Parcours des Mondes

Online Tour of the 2020 Edition

September 11, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Browse through the various African art galleries exhibiting at this year's Parcours des Mondes.


Hidden in Plain Sight

How a Curator Found and Repatriated Eleven Looted Djenné Bracelets

September 10, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

What do you do when you find that objects in your collection are possibly looted? Dr Kristen Windmuller-Luna retraces the timeline of discovery in Brooklyn to repatriation to Mali of looted Djenné bracelets.


Collector Spotlight

Dr. Oliver E. Cobb, United States

September 09, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Subscribe to as many 'tribal' auctions as you can, use the internet, use Google for specific items and scan eBay where there just might be "that one piece" among all the decorative fakes... Dealers don't necessarily have an advantage over you."