India to receive seven objects stolen from Glasgow museum — Transcontinental Times


UK/INDIA: An agreement was signed regarding the return of the Indian artifacts to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum by representatives of the Indian High Commission to finalize the transaction.

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It is believed to be the first repatriation of objects from a British museum to India, with more to come in other countries. Six of the objects, including 14th-century sculptures and 11th-century stone door jams, were taken from temples and shrines in the 19th century.

The seventh object, a ceremonial sword known as a talwar with its scabbard, was taken from the collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad by his Prime Minister in 1905. Subsequently he sold it to Sir Archibald Hunter, a British commander.

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Glasgow Museums received a gift for each item. Honors for the therapist who transported artwork to Barlinnie, Glasgow’s oldest residence, for a million dollar restoration.

Glasgow Girl’s artwork discovered in an attic will be on display. According to the museum, the objects come from Hyderabad, Bihar, Gwalior, Kanpur, Kolkata and Bihar.

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Their age is estimated at around 1,000 years in some cases. The return of the artifacts was welcomed by Acting Indian High Commissioner Sujit Ghosh. These artifacts will now be returned home as they are an essential part of our civilization’s legacy, he said.

We would like to thank everyone who has helped to achieve this goal, especially Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council. The museum has already returned stolen artifacts to their own countries.

The process of repatriating antiquities has been underway in Glasgow for a considerable time, according to Duncan Dornan, director of Glasgow museums. The Ghost Shirt was returned to the Lakota Nation in 1998, becoming the first item to be returned to the nation of origin.

Later this year, the artifacts will be delivered to the Indian government. The deal is particularly important, according to Dornan, as it is the first repatriation of objects from a British museum to India.

Artifact Details” the intended use in India was not provided. However, they are important and the event is important in both Glasgow and India, so I’m sure they will attract a lot of public attention.

It really is a way to forge new, stronger ties, to work together to improve our offerings, and to benefit both our visitors and the general public. Other artifacts will also be returned to their original cultures.

The Museum said the allegations only applied to fewer than 60 objects or a small portion of its entire collection. 19 bronze sculptures stolen in 1897 during the siege of Benin City in Nigeria are among the most recent claims to be approved.

The Cheyenne River Sioux and Oglala Sioux Tribes of South Dakota will also receive approximately 25 Lakota and Oceti Sakowin ancestral and cultural relics.

George Crager, a Buffalo Bill Wild West Show tour guide who visited Glasgow in 1892, had bought them and donated them to the city’s museums.

The repatriation procedure, according to Glasgow Life, would allow it to use the collections in a “more honest and well-researched way” and fostering links with other nations.

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