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National Trust working on policy on return of colonial loot, chair says
René Olivieri tells Hay festival the charity is in process of deciding what to do about stolen objects in its properties

Lucy Knight

30, May, 2023 @6:44 PM

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Victorian Liberal MP criticised for suggesting Indigenous people should be grateful for ‘wonderful things’ brought by colonisation
State’s First Peoples’ Assembly co-chair says MP Bev McArthur was trying ‘to make a name’ for herself

Benita Kolovos

29, May, 2023 @8:24 AM

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New Tower of London display acknowledges ‘complex’ history of crown jewels
Contentious circumstances in which controversial jewels were acquired explained by ‘honest, transparent’ exhibition

Esther Addley

25, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The toxic landscape of colonialism: Venice’s architecture biennale spotlights Africa
Is the era of the elderly white male finally over? This year’s global extravaganza, boasting a Ghanaian-Scottish curator, features a huge number of exhibitors from Africa – and shows its vicious exploitation continues

Oliver Wainwright

19, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Renovation of Brussels park ignites debate on decolonisation
Triumphal arch in Cinquantenaire park ‘linked to exploitation of Congo’, says cultural group in Belgian capital

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

18, May, 2023 @4:00 AM

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France to compensate thousands more relatives of Algerian Harki fighters
Number of people who can claim compensation over treatment of those who fought for French in war of independence to rise

Kim Willsher

16, May, 2023 @11:12 AM

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From foetuses to penises: anatomical museum reopens in London
Hunterian Museum collection amassed by 18th-century surgeon-anatomist John Hunter includes body parts of humans and animals

Harriet Sherwood

11, May, 2023 @6:09 AM

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Pushkin must fall: monuments to Russia’s national poet under threat in Ukraine
Since last February’s invasion more than 30 statues of the 19th-century poet seen as a symbol for tsarist imperialism have been dismantled

Charlotte Higgins in Kyiv

05, May, 2023 @10:29 AM

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Cost of the crown: what we know so far about British royals’ wealth and finances
Read a summary of our findings about the personal enrichment of the royal family and origins of some of their wealth

Guardian staff

04, May, 2023 @11:15 AM

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Sunak was brutally honest, so let me return the favour: the Commonwealth today is irrelevant | Kenneth Mohammed
As former colonies pay tribute to the unapologetic descendant of their imperial masters, Britain’s refusal to pay reparations for slavery makes a mockery of the coronation

Kenneth Mohammed

02, May, 2023 @7:30 AM

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UN representatives criticise Germany over reparations for colonial crimes in Namibia
Rapporteurs also chastise the German and Namibian governments for excluding Herero and Nama minorities from talks dealing with the mass murder of their ancestors

Kate Connolly in Berlin

28, Apr, 2023 @2:56 PM

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Trinity College Dublin to ‘dename’ George Berkeley library over slavery links
University said 18th-century philosopher and bishop bought enslaved people to work on his Rhode Island estate

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

27, Apr, 2023 @11:52 AM

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