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Asantehene to Deliver Lecture on Asante Culture at British Museum

The anticipated lecture comes barely a week after two British Museums returned looted Asante royal artefacts to the Asante Kingdom, albeit under a loan agreement.

The Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is set to deliver a public lecture in July at the British Museum.

This is part of an evolving cooperation in international cultures, mutual technical and business development, the Manhyia Palace said in a statement on Wednesday.

“It will mark the King’s first international lecture this year. Introducing the event would be the President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Mr Kwame Anthony Appiah who is world leading Anglo-Ghanaian philosopher of New York University and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Emeritus University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University,” the Palace added.

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The anticipated lecture comes barely a week after two British Museums returned looted Asante royal artefacts to the Asante Kingdom, albeit under a loan agreement.

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The items, mostly gold and silver regalia, were returned on Tuesday by the British Museum (BM) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) under a three-year loan agreement, as UK law prevents Museums from“permanently giving back contested items in their collections.”

According to the BBC, both museums said they were delighted to have been able to return the objects on loan as part of an important cultural collaboration. It appears now that that collaboration includes the Otumfuo’s lecture in July.

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Read Also: 150th Anniversary of Sagrenti War: US Museum Returns Looted Asante Royal Artefacts


 

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