Smithsonian to Return Most of Benin Bronze Collection to Nigeria

The Smithsonian Institution, one of the world’s largest cultural organizations, said Tuesday it plans to return most of its Benin Bronzes collection to Nigeria. The Smithsonian has a collection of 39 Benin Bronzes, a name used to cover a variety of artifacts such as brass plates, carved elephant tusks, ivory leopard statues, and wooden heads. …

Smithsonian to Return Most of Benin Bronze Collection to Nigeria

The Smithsonian Institution, one of the world’s largest cultural organizations, said Tuesday it plans to return most of its Benin Bronzes collection to Nigeria. The Smithsonian has a collection of 39 Benin Bronzes, a name used to cover a variety of artifacts such as brass plates, carved elephant tusks, ivory leopard statues, and wooden heads. …