France prepares return of cultural artefacts to Africa

The French government has appointed a French art historian and a Senegalese scholar to lead a feasibility study into an initiative by  President Emmanuel Macron to return African cultural artefacts currently held by museums in France, a move that one French historian said will 'make European curators quake in their boots'.

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Like Britain, France has long resisted demands to return artefacts to the countries that claim to be their rightful owners, but Emmanuel Macron has signalled a change in policy, reports The Telegraph.