Wednesday 13 December 2017

OYASAF, played host, on Monday 11th of December, 2017 to Dr. Staffan Lunden an archeologist of the university of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Dr. Lunden, in his doctoral dissertation, Displaying Loot; The Benin objects and the British Museum” (2016), chose to depart from the philosophical position held by the British Museum on its collection of objects looted from Benin City within the present-day Nigeria, in 1897. His dissertation has since been published into a globally acclaimed book by scholars.

  During his visit, he was taken through a tour of the large number of Benin and Ife bronze works in the OYASAF collection. He made and penned down some encouraging comments in the OYASAF’s visitor’s book at the end of his visit.

 We look forward to welcoming Dr. Lunden to the opening ceremony of the Yemisi Shyllon Museum at the Pan Atlantic University, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, when completed