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October 21, 2010

Queen Idia mask from Benin damaged in US museum

Posted at 12:52 pm in Similar cases

Much is made (by Museums in the West) of the fact that artefacts may be less safe when located in museums in Africa & Asia. There is always a chance of damage occurring no matter where the museum is – it is all the more galling when it occurs in one of the countries that claims to be a safer location.

South Florida Times

Rare Nigerian mask on loan to county broken
Written by Elgin Jones

BROWARD COUNTY-The rare Queen Idia mask on loan to Broward County’s African American Library & Cultural Center has been found to be damaged.

“I was shown the broken mask in February when I went to the library to catalog the Osemwegie Ebohon Collection,” said Babacar M’Bow, International Programs & Exhibit coordinator for the Broward County Library system. “It was not broken when we received it in 2001 and there is documentation of that.”
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