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African Arts Foundation (AAF) advocates for the rights of Africans to the cultural patrimony and intellectual property rights of historical and contemporary African artworks. In the knowledge economy that characterizes the twenty-first century, intellectual property has become an icnreasingly important measure of wealth. The African Arts Foundation posits that the future of Africa lies in its ability to claim ownership of and enforce intellectual property rights to its cultural production and creative economy. The AAF therefore serves as a central institution for investigating legal and other recourse to securing the cultural patrimony and intellectual property rights of African artworks