Cambridge University to return Uganda’s historic artefacts

Visitors view one of the displays at Uganda National Museum. Photo / Morgan Mbabazi

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  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation based in the US will repatriate several dozen artefacts, a small subset of the hundreds of thousands of objects taken from Africa in the colonial era, writes Bamuturaki Musinguzi.

The University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in England is set to return historic artefacts to the Uganda National Museum in Kampala. The items were collected and donated to MAA by the late British anthropologist and missionary Rev John Roscoe.
Roscoe (1861–1932) was a missionary from the Anglican Missionary Society to East Africa. 

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