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Exhibition Tour: Benin. Looted History

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Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 15:00 - 16:30

Hamburg shippers and traders played a central role in bringing objects looted from the Kingdom of Benin by the British to Europe, and Hamburg will be the first German city to return its considerable collection of Benin artefacts to Nigeria. Learn about the history of Benin, its looting in 1897 and the collection, currently exhibited in its entirety at Hamburg’s Museum am Rothenbaum für Kunst und Kulturen (MARKK), in a tour in English by Curatorial Assistant Alexandra Dally for AWCH and the International Women’s Club of Hannover e.V. (IWAH).   

This event is fully booked but you can register for a second tour on September 21, 4:15-5:30. which will be followed by an optional museum talk in English at 6 pm by visiting speaker Dan Hicks, author of The Brutish Museum: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution. 

Cost: 10.50€ p.P. (8.50€ admission plus 2€ tour)

Payment: Money should be transferred at the time of registration to the AWCH bank account (IBAN: DE75 2069 0500 0000 9117 71) with the reference “Benin Tour”.

Meeting Point: Entrance, 2:45 pm


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