Attend Howard Nowes lecture on Benin Bronzes and the state of the Tribal Art Market

Appraisers Association of America 

2023-2024 Lecture Series: Restitution Confusion: the State of the Tribal Art Market

Event Details

Date: Monday, Apr 1, 2024

Time:  6-8 PM EST

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
The Sculpture Court
New York, NY 10003


The ownership of Benin bronzes is a topic of great importance and complexity and has been the subject of many discussions at museums as well as with experts and collectors around the world. How does one engage in responsible collecting of archaeological materials, and other cultural property, including works of art from once-colonized areas as culture changes? Join Howard Nowes, AAA, Art for Eternity as he sorts out the restitution confusion.

Can't attend in person? Register for "On Demand" to receive a recording of the lecture shortly after the live event.

1.5 CE credits

The 2024 Spring Lecture Series is supported by Thomas Folk, Ph.D., AAA.

Image Credit: Memorial head, Benin Kingdom, 18th century, bronze - DSC03770  Exhibit in the Museum Berggruen, Schloßstraße 1, 14059 Berlin, Germany. This artwork is in the public domain because its creator died more than 70 years ago.

hnWith over three decades of experience, Howard Nowes, AAA, Director, Art for Eternity, excels in understanding the valuation of traditional African, Oceanic, Asian, Ancient and Pre Columbian art. As the owner and operator of Art for Eternity in Manhattan, Howard has cultivated a deep understanding of cultural property issues and the marketplace. Howard is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and his services have been sought by individuals, museums, universities, and the insurance industry. With a reputation for excellence, integrity, and a deep passion for material culture, Howard continues to contribute to the field of ancient and ethnographic art with dedication and professionalism.