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Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history

A leading museum in Amsterdam has been investigating a number of precious objects taken from former colonies.

Art experts in the Netherlands are trying to use their skills to help the country acknowledge some of its colonial legacy. A leading museum in Amsterdam has been investigating a number of precious objects taken from former colonies.

Some Dutch see the project as a way to better understand their history and come to terms with their past, including dark aspects of it.

Al Jazeera’s Fleur Launspach reports from Amsterdam.