The British Museum in the UK is currently exhibiting about 100 sculptures in its Kingdom of Ife Exhibition. It is of course lovely to experience these pieces of art upfront but some have been asking the questions that nobody seems comfortable to answer just yet about African treasures showing up for display everywhere else but in Africa.
It is said that the curators of the exhibition are very keen on pointing out that the pieces on display are mostly on loan from the National Museum in Lagos. We keep hearing of all the great pieces the National Museum has in its possession but can we ask how come they are never shown right here in Lagos?
Either way, if this is right up your alley, go take a look at the British Museum. The Kingdom of Ife exhibition runs until June 6, 2010. Tell us what you think!