Restitution: Is decolonisation well underway in European museums?

Restitution: Is decolonisation well underway in European museums?

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In Cape Town, South Africa, a major event took place highlighting the crucial developments in the field of restitution, and in some cases even the return, of ill-gotten African cultural property. Hundreds of thousands of African cultural objects, looted during the colonial period, have filled European museums for many decades. The “Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today / Tomorrow" conference held in mid-February marked a turning point in this field and also in the relations between France and South Africa.