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Manhyia Palace Museum reopens in May 2024, showcasing restored treasures

The Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi will reopen on May 1, 2024, as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The museum will unveil refurbished facilities and historic Asante heirlooms to the public in its new homecoming exhibition.

It will also showcase the restored treasures looted during the Sagrenti War, which has just been returned on loan.

The unveiling of the museum ceremony will mark a significant milestone in the Asante Kingdom’s cultural heritage.

British institutions, in a landmark agreement, have sent 32 royal treasures plundered from the Asante Kingdom 150 years ago.

The works, featuring 15 items from the British Museum and 17 from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), are now at the Manhyia Palace Museum on a three-year loan.

The Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles repatriated seven artefacts in February 2024.

Homecoming commemorates these initiatives under Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s leadership.

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