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Panel Discussion on African Art Restitution with Felwine Sarr and Guests

February 4 @ 6:30 pm

On the occasion of the release of  “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics,” written at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, Felwine Sarr, co-author of the report with Bénédicte Savoy, will discuss his research during a panel discussion on February 4, 2019 at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy at 6:30PM.

The panel will include:

Mr. Jason Farago, moderator, art critic at the New York Times who recently published an article on Sarr and Savoy’s report;
Mrs. Cécile Fromont, Associate Professor at Yale University, specializing in the visual, material, and religious culture of Africa and Latin America with a special emphasis on the early modern period (ca 1500-1800).

The panel will explore the report’s proposals, and the issue of the restitution of pieces of African cultural heritage to their country of origin, as part of a new chapter in the global history of post-colonialism.

The event is free to the public by RSVP only.

This initiative has received wide international coverage, including a recent article in The New York Times.

The event will take place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


February 4
6:30 pm
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