Seen from Switzerland. The treasures of Abomey exhibited in Benin: a “historic” success, with some caveats

Seen from Switzerland The treasures of Abomey exhibited in Benin

On this Sunday in April in Cotonou, Benin, under a blazing sun, a crowd throngs the immense alleys of the Marina, the presidential palace, to admire the exhibition “Art of Benin yesterday and today”, which hosts until the end of May the 26 “historic” pieces, dating from the 19the century, returned to Benin by the … Read more

Benin: Talon asks Macron for the ”god Ogou” and the tablet of the fâ

After signing the deed of transfer of ownership of the 26 royal treasures of Abomey this Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at the Elysée in Francethe President of the Republic of BeninPatrice Talonhas in his intervention, seized the opportunity offered to him to claim the work of the ‘‘God Ogou’. He expressed this request in the … Read more

Benin: official return of 26 treasures looted by France 130 years ago

Posted on 11/9/2021 at 2:19 p.m. This Tuesday, November 9 marked the official return of 26 works from the royal treasures of Abomey in Benin, previously kept at the Parisian museum of Quai Branly. France solemnly returned this Tuesday, November 9 to Benin 26 works from the royal treasures of Abomey looted in the 19th … Read more

France solemnly returns the treasure of Abomey to Benin

The Beninese head of state was welcomed at the presidential palace of the Elysée in the morning for the last stage of this unprecedented process of restitution, the signing of the act of transfer of ownership of these works to the Republic of Benin. After the signature of the document by the Ministers of Culture … Read more