The Maqdala treasures and the Sarr-Savoy report on repatriation

The Maqdala treasures and the Sarr-Savoy report on repatriation

 Tiffany Jenkins talks to the director of the V&A in London, Tristram Hunt, about who owns culture, and what to do with looted objects. They take a close look at a stunning gold crown, seized by the British Army during the 1868 Abyssinian Expedition (modern day Ethiopia), and discuss President Macron’s commissioned Sarr-Savoy report on returning African artefacts acquired in the colonial era.   ► LINKS:   Find out more about the Maqdala treasures, on the V&A blog:  Find out about AFROMET - The Association for the Return of The Maqdala Ethiopian Treasures.  Read the Sarr-Savoy Report ‘The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage, Toward a New Relational Ethics’:   ► MUSIC:  Signature tune:  Nick Vander Black Kopal - Galaxy I The rest: Lobo Loco - Just a Moment (ID 944), Psychedelic Blues 1 (ID 997), Sleeping Dragons  (ID 1018) Creative Commons License (by-nc-nd) Tim Hart Royalty - Free Music Large Collection (100+ Tracks) -  Track 25 - The Eleventh Sun Track 91 - Walking with the Night Track 81 - The Bridge ► PICTURES: INSTAGRAM - @BehindtheMuseum  TWITTER - @BehindtheMuseum ___ Behind the Scenes at the Museum is presented by Tiffany Jenkins and produced by Jac Phillimore.  

Duration: 27 min

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