The world's most visited museum remains shut for a second day as Louvre staff worry about potential infections. It's the latest blow to France's tourism industry due to the coronavirus outbreak as Italy suffers a similar impact in its northern hubs of Venice and Milan. The disease - now spreading to 60 countries - has severely hampered China's manufacturing activity, with the sharpest contraction ever in February, which is having a knock-on effect throughout the region. Meanwhile, stock markets rebound f
A French museum uses modern technology to try and conserve, and reveal the inner secrets of ancient artefacts. The Musee du Quai Branly has installed a scanner on site to enable them to probe beneath the surface of works and discover the "anthropological truth inside".
After invading the Benin kingdom in 1897 and stealing about 4,000 artifacts belonging to Nigeria, Britain has agreed to loan us back a few of our bronze plaques for a space of three years. The Edo state government and the Benin royal court are planning to build a museum in Benin in preparation of having our treasures come back to its roots.
Belgium's Africa Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday (December 9) after five years of renovations designed to modernise the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium's imperialist past.