Retour d’œuvres Chokwe, volées au Musée de Dundo, Angola_Gouvernement Angolais_Cérémonie officielle 04/02/2016

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Retour d’œuvres Chokwe, volées au Musée de Dundo, Angola_Gouvernement Angolais_Cérémonie officielle 04/02/2016

 » Luanda – The president of the Sindika Dokolo Foundation said last Thursday, in Luanda, that his institution has been negotiating the recovery of two more Angolan culture artefacts with the external sources that have them. The mentioned artefacts are the masks Mwana Pwo and a female statuette of the Tchwoke culture, said Sindika Dokolo to the press, who last Thursday presented to the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, two masks and one statuette of the Tchokwe people (eastern part of Angola) that were stolen from the Dundo Museum, in the north-eastern Lunda Norte Province. He said it has not been easy to negotiate with those that currently have Angolan cultural artefacts acquired in an illegitimate way, adding that Tchwoke culture artefacts are deemed important internationally. “Today a Mwana Pwo mask of the Tchwoke culture can cost 100,000 US dollars or even over one million dollars”, Sindika Dokolo explained. During the presentation of the three artefacts that were stolen from the Dundo Museum, Sindika Dokolo valued this cultural retrieval work being carried out by his foundation. The two Mwana Pwo masks and one male statuette of the Tchwoke culture date back to the end of the 19th Century or beginning of the 20th Century and were stolen from the Dundo Museum during the civil war that hit the country.  »

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4 février 2016