Some of the Benin Bronzes on display at the British Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images Some of the Benin Bronzes on display at the British Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images
Some of the Benin Bronzes on display at the British Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images
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Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?

  • Among the artefacts on display in some of the best-known museums are pieces that were taken violently from their rightful owners
  • In his book The Brutish Museums, curator Dan Hicks lays out the arguments for restitution – and the ways tourists can help

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Some of the Benin Bronzes on display at the British Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images Some of the Benin Bronzes on display at the British Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images
Some of the Benin Bronzes on display at the British Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images
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