Broadway Arts Festival - ‘Art Restitution: Should we return colonial loot?’ – Talk by Lewis McNaught

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Restitution has now entered the mainstream of political debate. Across Europe and the United States objects looted during the colonial era are being returned. But not from Britain’s national collections. In this talk, Lewis McNaught will explore the case for and against the return of stolen artefacts.
Ticket holders will be invited to submit questions for Lewis in advance for the Q&A session at the end.
Lewis McNaught has spent his entire professional life studying, dealing, collecting or writing about works of art. With a degree in History of Art and Archaeology from Bristol University, he spent the next five years in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, where he developed a special interest in ancient and modern sculpture.
The following three years were spent in New York, running an art consultancy company, before returning to the UK to spend the next eighteen years in the City where he become a Director of Gartmore Investment Management Ltd.
He returned full-time to the world of fine art in 2007 as Director of Mall Galleries (home of the Federation of British Artists), London SW1, until establishing in 2019. Lewis has written articles for magazines, newspapers and journals, has appeared on television and radio and provides research material for documentaries covering restitution issues.

This is a Broadway Arts Festival event that will be taking place in the main auditorium at Cidermill Theatre.

Sun 12th May 2024