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Emmanuel Macron

Debates around restitution are breaking with increasing force against the doors of Europe’s treasure chambers; a new report may prove decisive

By Sean O’Toole

Quai Branly president says that the study commissioned by Macron ‘puts historical reparations over museums’s contribution’

As the Easter Islanders demand that the British Museum return their statue, it’s time to reconsider the meaning of ‘global artworks’

By Rafia Zakaria

The French president has acted swiftly following a landmark study on the ownership of African treasures

In further news: Turkish arts workers arrested for ‘seeking to overthrow the government’; union protests at MoMA PS1

In further news: German pavilion announces artist for Venice; Emmanuel Macron urges art world to fight extremism

Does the French president’s project for a more ‘enlightened’ French youth reveal a hidden agenda?

By Cody Delistraty

In further news: Macron reconsiders artist residencies; British Council accused of censorship; V&A to host largest Christian Dior exhibition in

In further news: Musée du quai Branly supports restitution of African artefacts; David Zwirner announces Renzo Piano-designed New York space

Pussy Riot and the commodification of protest, a tale of shakshuka, and books of the mind: what to read this weekend

France's President Emmanuel Macron meets Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Presidential Palace in Burkina Faso on November 28, 2017. Courtesy: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities

By Cody Delistraty

Who is Françoise Nyssen?

By Tom Jeffreys