Germany’s Humboldt Forum ready for ‘intense debate’ over looted items

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The opening of the ethnological museums in Berlin’s Humboldt Forum will continue to cause controversy, according to Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation which is one of the main groups behind the forum. “The museums are in a good position, but a very intense debate will of course continue,” Parzinger told dpa in Berlin. “When museum spaces are opened, the debate does not stop.” The 680-million-euro (772-million-dollar) Humboldt Forum, Germany’s most important cultural project, opened in July. Among its many displays are exhibits from Asia, Africa, Americas …

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