The ruler of Ghana’s Asante people has called out the British Museum asking them to return gold items in its collection to his country.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, recently met the museum’s director Dr. Hartwig Fischer for discussions.
The museum’s collection includes works taken from the Asante palace in Kumasi during the war with the British of 1874.
The British Museum informed reporters on Tuesday that it is currently ‘exploring the possibility of lending items’ to Ghana.
The Ghanaian ruler met Dr Fischer last week, after attending the Coronation of King Charles.
The British Museum has been under increasing pressure in recent years to return items in its collection to their countries of origin.