Open Society Foundations secures artifacts and cultural objects: Patrick Gaspard

The President of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), and former US ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard spoke with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) regarding the announcement of OSF’s USD$15m initiative aimed at strengthening and expediting efforts towards  the restitution of artifacts and cultural objects looted from the African continent. The initiative coincides with the first anniversary of the publication of the “Sarr-Savoy report’, which calls for the immediate, unconditional return of African objects gained through theft, looting, despoilment, trickery, and forced consent, prior to 1960.

Source: SABC Digital News (Youtube)

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