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Angola and Germany cooperate to return around 200,000 pieces of national origin

Angola and Germany are cooperating in a process that aims to return around 200,000 pieces of Angolan origin, which are in the Ethnolinguistic Museum in Berlin.


As part of this strategy, a restoration workshop at the National Museum of Anthropology was launched on Tuesday, which was attended by the vice-president, Bornito de Sousa.

According to the director of the Goethe-Institut, Gabriele Kern, the beginning of this program lays the foundations for the transfer of national pieces.

"I deal with the catalog of the ethnological museum and it contains all the information archived here on nearly 200,000 pieces of Angolan origin. With this step, the Goethe-Institut intends to create transparency and thus create the basis for negotiations on restitution between museums and governments of Angola and Germany," he said, quoted by Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA).

On his turn, Bornito de Sousa considered that the institutions of both countries should work to restore the Angolan heritage: "This is a movement that exists at the African level in general, but that requires a punctual and bilateral treatment between the various countries and between scientific institutions or, in this case, museums in particular. These are issues that need to be addressed between the two countries and their respective institutions", he said, also quoted by RNA.

It should be noted that this Wednesday, the 18th of May, is the International Museum Day.

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