Benin Bronzes

Nigeria Debates the Fate of Returning Benin Bronzes

Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes Dilemma

The Nigerian government has recognized the oba of Benin as the owner of returned Benin Bronzes, yet how they will be displayed or used remains unclear. Many support housing the artifacts at a national museum rather than the royal palace. Amid conflicting proposals, further returns of the bronzes have stalled.