Historian David Olusoga on why it’s perfectly compatible to care about both returning looted artistic treasures to their place of origin and protecting Britain’s art and heritage.

I think I was eight the first time I saw the Benin bronzes. I was taken to see them at the British Museum by my white, British mother, who felt it important that her half-Nigerian children learned about the artistic achievements of their forefathers. I’ve been entranced by them ever since.
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