The Netherlands is cooperating in the return of archaeological objects to Iraq
Today Arjen Uijterlinde, Ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Barbara Siregar, Director of the Information and Heritage Inspectorate, are returning seven archaeological objects to the Iraqi ambassador, Mr Hisham Al Alawi.
The Netherlands returns an Ife terracotta head to Nigeria
A unique and rare terracotta head from Ife area in Nigeria was intercepted by Dutch Customs and is returned by the Dutch authorities to Nigeria. The Ife terracotta head is the first formal return of the Netherlands to a State Party to the 1970 UNESCO Convention that sees to the fight against trafficking of cultural goods.