Colonial Heritage

Since 2017, the MARKK has been in an active process of examining its own colonial past and has initiated a comprehensive process of repositioning. Close cooperation and a trustful exchange with the collections’ societies of origin are of great importance. In addition to possible restitutions, the MARKK is open to discuss alternative solutions such as the exchange of digitized material, the circulation of objects and longer-term cooperation.

Decolonising requires dialogue, expertise and support

THE HEIDELBERG STATEMENT 6th of May 2019 Statement approved on the occasion of the 2019 Annual Conference of…

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Restitution Requests

The Museum am Rothenbaum – World Cultures and Arts (MARKK) was founded in the late 19th century in…

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Members of Benin Dialogue, 2019

Benin Dialogue

Foto: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (middle, front row); Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Prof. Yinka…

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Relief plaque, three people, unknown artist, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, 16./17. century

Digital Benin

RECONNECTING ROYAL ART TREASURES Hamburg, April 16, 2020 – With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung,…

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