Looted memorial statues returned to Kenyan family

Monica Udvardy and Linda GilesArticle, Commentary, ReportLeave a Comment

Ancestral memorial statues (vigango) erected by the Mijikenda peoples of Kenya are frequently stolen and sold to international art dealers. During the summer of 2007, the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) returned two vigango, which had been in the collections of two American museums, to a Mijikenda family in a rural Kenyan village. We give the history of these two … Read More