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Washington Museum Returns 29 Looted Works of Art to Nigeria

The restitution was made official at a ceremony attended by Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, who said he was extremely satisfied. VOA spoke to Ngaire Blankenberg, director of the Museum of African Art, who initiated the restitution.

Ngaire Blankenberg, director of the Museum of African Art, April 6, 2022. (VOA/Nastasia Peteuil) Photo: Nastasia Peteuil (VOA)

The restitution was made official at a ceremony attended by Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, who said he was extremely satisfied. VOA spoke to Ngaire Blankenberg, director of the Museum of African Art, who initiated the restitution.

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