Keep our Museum Treasures in the UK.

Keep our Museum Treasures in the UK.

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Save Our Statues started this petition to Museum Directors

An extremist minority is currently pressuring museums into giving away their valued artefacts by pushing a highly debatable version of past events as part of their larger campaign to discredit everything about Britain.

Chief among these are the Benin Bronzes, taken as legitimate spoils of war following a punitive expedition against Benin City in 1897, undertaken in retaliation for the massacre of a diplomatic mission. They were not 'looted' by soldiers, but taken as legitimate government prizes. In overthrowing the King of the Edo people, the British removed a regime that practiced slavery and human sacrifice.

These artefacts have been loved and cared for in the UK for over a century, in world class facilities enjoyed by countless visitors from around the globe. They should not be returned based on politically motivated, historically dubious propaganda. This would act as a dangerous precedent, putting museums under pressure to give away many more items that they legally own and care for.

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