Guest Africa – Alain Godonou: in Benin, “the exhibition of the treasures of Abomey was a surprising popular success”

Guest Africa Alain Godonou in Benin the exhibition of

Published on : 11/11/2022 – 08:05 That was almost a year ago to the day. Benin saw itself restored by France the 26 works of the royal treasures of Abomey. The Beninese authorities hope that other works will be returned to them in the coming years. But before that, they work, for temporary exhibitions, on … Read more

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: 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