July 16, 2024

Online Demands for British Museum to Return Easter Island Statue

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British Museum facing online calls to return Easter Island statue

The British Museum is currently facing online calls to return an Easter Island statue that has been housed in its...


British Museum facing online calls to return Easter Island statue

The British Museum is currently facing online calls to return an Easter Island statue that has been housed in its collection for over 150 years.

The Moai statue, which was taken from the remote Pacific island of Rapa Nui in the 19th century, has long been a point of controversy and a symbol of cultural appropriation.

Online petitions and social media campaigns have been urging the British Museum to repatriate the statue to its rightful owners, the indigenous people of Rapa Nui.

The museum has not yet responded to these calls, but the pressure is mounting as awareness of cultural restitution grows around the world.

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