Bénédicte Savoy

2018-2023. 5 Years of Making and Debating Restitution
Cologne Crossroads Conversation No. 1 with Bénédicte Savoy (Berlin) and Ciraj Rassool (Cape Town) - Livestream on Dec 6 at 6pm
The conversation will be bilingual (English/German). Watch it live on December 6, 2023 at 6pm here: For over 100 years, societies in the Global South have been fighting for the return of confiscated and looted cultural objects and human remains that are stored and researched in Europe. The speech by French President Emmanuel Macron in […]

Africa’s Fight for Its Art
A Conversation between Bénédicte Savoy and Nanette Snoep.
In her latest book “Africa’s Fight for its Art. Geschichte einer Postkolonialen Niederlage” (History of a Post-Colonial Defeat), Bénédicte Savoy, the French art historian and expert in the field of restitution, traces the struggle of African states for the return of their artworks stolen by the European colonial rulers, which has now lasted over 50 […]