OBJECTS FROM THE BENIN EMPIRE IN THE COLLECTION OF THE WELTKULTUREN MUSEUM
Presentation with Audrey Peraldi (Cultural scientist )
The so-called "Benin Bronzes" from present-day Nigeria play a central role in the debate on the restitution of cultural property. Also in the collection of the World Cultures Museum are over 50 metal, wood and ivory objects from the Benin Empire (Nigeria). When and under what circumstances did they enter the collection of the then Ethnological Museum? A provenance research project funded by the German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property is currently being conducted at the Frankfurt museum to investigate the complex ownership relationships behind the objects. Cultural scholar Audrey Peraldi will present biographies of personalities involved and provide insight into ongoing research using archival documents. It addresses the perception of these objects as ritual, historical, cultural, artistic, and political.
5€ / 2,50€
Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 37
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