Art Matters Lecture Series

Protecting Africa’s Cultural Heritage

Worldwide, the illicit trade in art is on a par with the drugs or arms trades. While Egypt has had laws in place since 1951 to protect its antiquities, making it punishable to export cultural property without a permit, Sub-Saharan African countries are struggling to regulate or prevent the sale of their rich artistic heritage.


Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art

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