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news from December 2002

December 13

AFROMET replies to European, American museum directors
Addis Tribune 13 December 02

AFROMET, the Association for the Return of Ethiopia's Maqdala Treasures, reacted yesterday to the recent statement of European and American Museum Directors opposing the restoration of cultural artifacts to their country of origin.

December 09

Museums thwart artefact claims
BBC 9 December 2002

Some of the world's leading museums have joined forces to declare that they will not hand back ancient artefacts to their countries of origin. Directors of 18 institutions, from St Petersburg to New York, signed a declaration saying their collections act as "universal museums" for the good of the world.
 
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