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Berlin’s Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska


BERLIN (AFP).- Germany has restituted nine artefacts belonging to indigenous people in Alaska after determining they were plundered from graves. […]

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Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet


The Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) is confronting the uncomfortable history of three bronzes in its collection, which […]

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Exhibition celebrates the intersection between Yup’ik masks and Surrealism


NEW YORK, NY.- Moon Dancers: Yup’ik Masks and the Surrealists (April 27 – June 29, 2018) celebrates the fertile creative […]

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In New Guinea, human thigh bone daggers were hot property


PARIS (AFP).- New Guinea warriors harvested thigh bones from their dead fathers to fashion into ornamental but deadly daggers used […]

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LAMCA announces 10 new acquisitions during the 32nd annual collectors committee weekend


(Los Angeles, April 22, 2018)—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces the addition of 10 new acquisitions during […]

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Consumer watchdog cracks down on sale of 18,000 fake Indigenous objects


Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges Birubi Art sold Aboriginal cultural artefacts made in Indonesia Australia’s consumer watchdog is taking […]

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Selling fake Indigenous art should be illegal, MPs told


Mass-produced, imported works are damaging and exploitative, WA art centres say The peak body for Aboriginal art centres across Western […]

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In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over


Scientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist’s […]

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African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings


If there was any silver lining to the recent announcement that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would begin charging a mandatory […]

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Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris is ready to return African art


Head of the ethnographic institution applauds President Macron’s pledge to hand back African cultural heritage French President Emmanuel Macron’s pledge […]

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