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.
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.
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.
"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."