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The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society, Afternoon Session

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This event is part of The Italian Academy’s International Observatory for Cultural Heritage.

On the debate over the restitution of African cultural heritage and the response to the recent report by Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. Sarr and Savoy, along with other curators, scholars, and cultural entrepreneurs from Africa, Europe, and America, reflected on the global ramifications of the report.

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Event date: Friday, October 18, 2019

David Freedberg (Columbia University) opens the symposium.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia University) serves as moderator and philosopher

Morning session:
Felwine Sarr (Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal);
Bénédicte Savoy (Technische Universität Berlin; Collège de France);
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (The Museum of Modern Art, New York);

Afternoon session:
2:50 Ciraj ​​Rassool (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa);
28:30 Erica P. Jones (Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles);
50:45 Pap Ndiaye (Institut d’études politiques de Paris);
1:14:36 Daouda Keïta (Musée National du Mali, Bamako);
—Talk unavailable — Alain Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University, New York);
1:34:45 Marie-Cécile Zinsou (Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Bénin);
and 1:57:35 Zoe S. Strother (Columbia University).

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