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welcome to arts and culture lawmakers in france voted this week to return more than 2 dozen objects to the 4 countries former colonies of binny in and sent to go the pieces include a royal throne that was captured by the french army over a century ago the bill passed the lower chamber of french parliament unanimously and now it's headed to the senate. if approved by the french senate 26 artifacts will be returned to the republic of binning it's taken a while for french lawmakers to reach this stage 3 years ago president manuel mccall promised a quick return but for a long time nothing happened. so recently a congolese activist snatched from the music a brownlee what he believes he was entitle to take. in my initiated the fight for the dignity for the recovery of our heritage our works of art our looted stolen spoiled works of art which are today locked up in various western museums stopped
by security he's now on trial on charges of attempted theft. but also destructive who is the real thief in this story the thief who takes something fraudulently i am the legitimate heir i am the biological administrative and cultural of this heritage you don't see it there it grew to love this it but in one. it's estimated that some 80 percent of africa's cultural heritage is currently located in europe taken through a conflict or forced pass or this dark chapter is one many would like to forget but demands for to be addressed are growing louder. this does not only concern france that many european countries they are now asked to deal with their colonial history and especially with their current relationship with africa which is still marked by slowly lism drop or marker.
in the netherlands the cultural council has just laid down new guidelines on restitution london's been a museum is working on returning a lot of text to ethiopia to researching their provenance for art historian benedix of void such time consuming research is needless bureaucracy to get in the front office we assure him that in most cases. consent was not given which is supported by many reports even when it came to scientific expeditions so we recommend that if demanded these objects should be restitution without major difficulties. it has to . uncomplicated restitution is still not easy the situation has cast a shadow over the opening of the new home forum those in charge want to keep researching. colonialism is one of the central themes of the entire program of the one book forum that is the university the city museum and the ethnological collections. so why then
a $440.00 clearly stolen pieces from beneath him being moved into the building for many believe the objects will be much safer in europe and that's in africa's best interest. a feeling of superiority and a subtle continuation of colonial mind sent in berlin as elsewhere the pressure here is to find a different approach. and museums in the netherlands this week promise to return possibly as many as 100000 works of art and artifacts to former dutch colonies that could include this 70 carat diamond that once belonged to a sultan and what's now part of indonesia but decision was based on recommendations in a report by the dot dutch cultural council a body that advises the dutch parliament on cultural policy and lillian gonsalves hole conure is the author of that report she is a lawyer and human rights activist who had been other ones advisory committee on
colonial collections mrs gonzalvo thanks for joining me. right now your report is your plan is over 100 pages long what are the key points. he signed. that we asked why the minister of culture is up hardesty rare in the 1st place. to recognize that the culture objects to weight against her will is. in just 6 possible rectify in the best possible way of reconciling with the remedy. if it has so when it has. gone. now major museums and in other lands have signaled that they're willing to
work with those guidelines any restitution still there have to be approved by the dutch government if all this goes through what impact do you think these restitution is would have on dutch museums and do you think the dutch museums can still set an example for the rest of europe. but then you seem to interconnect and then. have reacted in general is very possible on this and there i've come for well yes and they are. to do problem search and it has the story and or that event every week and the way it should. if there are so many also acts or if. there aren't very precious people. whose main purpose is still. going to vote what. is the return
and does that reason why accept an excise every misty. now just briefly why now. well people take more and more or an insect pests in your pouch in history in the congo in your class also hope in the haitian. people moving in the former colony and in the netherlands and also abroad if this is the name that these scientists know to be part of anything or were wrong doings in the past ms gonzalez i think we're going to have to leave it there thank you so much for coming on arts and culture. thank you very much.
some other culture news now of on guard rock musician nick cave has been baring his soul on albums and in concerts for decades well now the singer songwriter is exhibiting has visual art has notebooks and personal artifacts at an exhibition in copenhagen and our reporter adrian kennedy immersed himself in the experience. of strangers and kindness the nick cave exhibition is in the basement of the danish royal library in the iconic black diamond building in copenhagen the pieces of music and a. little history's propelling souls away of a tremendous free. welcome to the cave cave a sub through a network of rooms that provide an insight into a manic rock star and represent a new artwork reflecting on the nature of identity and creativity. part of the
exhibition consists of painstaking reconstructions of caves former homes and workspaces the attention to detail is breathtaking. the idea for the exhibition originally came from co-curator christina back. cave overcame some initial reluctance and worked closely on the project. the exhibition also includes a generous part of nick cave's own personal library. with the corona and joost restrictions on visitor numbers big does sometimes feel a little bit like having broken into nick cave's home. alongside the reconstructions the pieces include original artwork personal artifacts collected by the singer no. and literature.
the result is a tense and thrilling journey into the mind of one of the most original voices in rock. and adrian kennedy is here with me now adrianna how did this exhibit happen a major nick cave exhibition at a library in denmark well it was the royal danish library that approach nick cave's team nick cave it wasn't that infused about what could've been just an astounding trip down memory lane but fortunately for us he met with the team and he soon became infused by his ideas and added his own he saw it partly as an opportunity to share with fans artefacts notebooks and his beautifully crafted handmade books that he says give birth gave birth and norrish the official works the songs and the novels of nick cave i think it's pretty obvious that you're
a big fan though i've heard some rumors that you're back in the day and west berlin rubbed shoulders with nick cave did you start those rumors adrian. just around the corner from him in your store so in west berlin in 1980 s. i saw him in bars but i was far too timid to speak to him nonetheless it was very strange and it made me feel rather old to see a reconstruction of his burly bedroom there in the exhibition with the books piled high there's a photo. in this room included in the book stranger than kindness companies the expression which shows just how accurate these reconstructions are i'm sure you're a westboro important part of it just like ok it made you feel old would you still recommend the exhibition absolutely i mean got to spend a couple of hours there and it's a bit to say you could have spent a whole day down there but in this particular. you can spend
a whole lifetime down there and still not get bought this so much detail and also you have nick cave's expect 6 life reaction just post what could be better what is a whole life basically now the singer in a cave i believe can be experienced in november and select cinemas around the world what can you tell us about that that's why he initially lifestream the film of his concert idiot prayer nick cave in alexandra palace in july but this acclaimed film will now get a cinema release on november 5th and be released. album on the 25 november. through. the exhibition stranger of unkindness. thank you now london's royal ballet is finally back it's been 7 months off the stage for
britain's biggest ballet company here they are keeping in shape at home for their big comeback at the royal opera house nomi albright is using the company's return performance as a test to see how it can get back to having live audiences i'll leave you now with the royal ballet thanks for watching arts and culture. camping in brandenburg is popular the scope of 19 summer. you can't get in takes a break from the city in germany to come back region it's just the perfect spot for all those who are looking for anything in quiet not many people and lots of nature either way it's an adventure because. you take your own accommodation with you.
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