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.