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Restitution

The Rapa Nui people believe that repatriation would help close ‘the sad chapter’ of 19th-century looting

In the age of Brexit, why Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to return the ‘stolen’ Parthenon marbles has never been more urgent 

Corbyn says that the sculptures ‘belong to Greece’, and supports return of all colonial loot in British museums

German museums are being pushed to diversify their canons and respond to a globalized world – but is ‘cleaning up’ the answer?

In further news: open letter protests all-male shortlist for BelgianArtPrize; Arts Council of Ireland issues impartiality warning ahead of abortion

In further news: Berlin museums return artworks looted by the Nazis; Russian minister warns of ‘provocations’ at Venice Architecture Biennale

In further news: more women accuse architect Richard Meier of harassment; activists call on Brooklyn Museum to create ‘Decolonization Commission’

In further news: London’s National Portrait Gallery shuts for fashion show; and Neïl Beloufa accused of defamation by Parker Bright

In further news: Musée du quai Branly supports restitution of African artefacts; David Zwirner announces Renzo Piano-designed New York space

France's President Emmanuel Macron meets Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Presidential Palace in Burkina Faso on November 28, 2017. Courtesy: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities