Tiffany Jenkins talks to the director of the V&A in London, Tristram Hunt, about who owns culture, and what to do with looted objects. They take a close look at a stunning gold crown, seized by the British Army during the 1868 Abyssinian Expedition (modern day Ethiopia), and discuss President Macron’s commissioned Sarr-Savoy report on returning African artefacts acquired in the colonial era.
Find out more about the Maqdala treasures, on the V&A blog:
Find out about AFROMET - The Association for the Return of The Maqdala Ethiopian Treasures.
Read the Sarr-Savoy Report ‘The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage, Toward a New Relational Ethics’:
Signature tune: Nick Vander Black Kopal - Galaxy I
The rest: Lobo Loco - www.musikbrause.de
Just a Moment (ID 944), Psychedelic Blues 1 (ID 997), Sleeping Dragons
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Royalty - Free Music Large Collection (100+ Tracks) -
Track 25 - The Eleventh Sun
Track 91 - Walking with the Night
Track 81 - The Bridge
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum is presented by Tiffany Jenkins and produced by Jac Phillimore.