Europe rethinks its colonial plunder

Updated:18/10/2020 16:17h


Large European museums such as the British Museum in London, the Anthropological Museum in Vienna or the Quai Branly in Paris hold tens of thousands of pieces “imported” in colonial times. Should they return to their countries of origin?

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, wants to temporarily recover several pre-Hispanic archaeological pieces found in Europe to commemorate in 2021 the 200 years of the Mexico’s independence, a political process that was consummated in 1821 after a civil war that ended the Viceroyalty of New Spain. To achieve that goal, his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, has made a tour of the continent this week in which he has met with various European leaders in an attempt


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