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Benin Museum

Sir David Adjaye is an award winning Ghanaian – British architect in an interview with New York Times said “restitution has to happen, eventually. The objects need to be returned”.

“In the 21st century, this is no longer a discussion. But the timeline and how they’re brought back, and the skill set to manage the objects has to be developed on the continent. And I think that is also part of the job of the museums, and the cultures and the societies in the West that have these objects now: to support the building of this infrastructure, to allow countries to get these objects back. It’s their cultural heritage”.

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