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The Benin Bronzes, looted by the British in 1897, have become a global symbol for the hundreds of thousands of cultural objects from Africa that European colonial powers illegally appropriated and displayed in museums. In June 2021, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation decided to restitute the bronzes to Nigeria.

Gedenkkopf einer Königinmutter (Nigeria) im Ausstellungsbereich „Benin-Bronzen in Berlin" des Ethnologischen Museums im Humboldt Forum
Gedenkkopf einer Königinmutter (Nigeria) im Ausstellungsbereich „Benin-Bronzen in Berlin" des Ethnologischen Museums im Humboldt Forum © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, Foto: Alexander Schippel

In the guided tour, the history(s) of art from Benin will be addressed from multiple perspectives. In addition, the question of what will happen after the restitution will be explored. The offer was developed together with mediators from the National Museum Benin City.

- 8,00 EUR per person
- Please book your ticket in advance online or at the box office in the foyer.
- Ticket booking for the coming month will be activated at the end of the previous month.
- Duration: 60 min
- 14 years and older
- Language: German
- 2nd floor
- max. 15 persons

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