Returning the Benin Bronzes: Nick Merriman / Chief Executive of the Horniman Museum *RERUN
Britain is re-evaluating its past and that battle is playing out in museums across the country. Nick Merriman explains why the Horniman Museum is returning its entire collection of Benin bronzes to Nigeria.
Benin bronzes on display at the Horniman Museum
British troops in Benin City in 1897 display bronzes stolen during their raid of the royal palace
Horniman Museum trustee signs the handover documents to the representative of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Kenyan archaeologists in the 1950s and 1960s whose role in archaeological digs was rarely credited by imperial countries