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Contested Collections: Grappling With History and Forging Pathways for Repatriation

A virtual symposium to examine the complicated histories of cultural heritage collections, the expropriation of artifacts through colonialism and looting, the ethics of ownership and restitution, and decolonization in libraries, archives, and museums.


Update (5/23/22): Program recordings will be available on each program's page once ready. We anticipate that they will be available by the end of this week.


The symposium will consist of four sessions spread out over three days. The first two panels will focus on the historical roots of the problem and the current calls for rectification. The latter two will focus on existing and potential pathways for repatriation. 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Wednesday, May 18, 2022



Thursday, May 19, 2022