Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?

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Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?

Professor Dan Hicks, curator of world archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum, in Oxford, England, is a sort of gamekeeper turned poacher. Instead of fiercely hanging on to his museum’s collections, he thinks at least some of them should be given away, and especially those items that were looted, often violently, from their owners and whose return is now being requested by heirs or successors. And he thinks other museums should do the same.“Each morning,” he writes in his recently published book,…

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