It is a dilemma that many museums and galleries wrestle with. Should great works of art, created in different times, in different countries be returned to their place of origin?
One college at Cambridge University has decided to return what’s known as a Benin Bronze.
Thousands of these bronze figures, statues and other artefacts were looted from the African Kingdom of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, at the end of the 18 hundreds, by British troops.
Jesus College is not alone in wanting to end its association with an era of empire and colony. Aberdeen University is doing the same. And in France they are sending more than 20 of their Bronzes back too.
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