Entangled Collections: Colonial Histories and the Ethics of Ownership and Stewardship
May 18, 2022, 9-10:30am PDT
This session will provide an overview of the global history of colonialism and its outsized role in the development of cultural heritage collections, particularly in the Western world. Using examples of repatriation to Africa and Southeast Asia, panelists will discuss the ethics of ownership and stewardship, the fight by formerly-colonized countries to reclaim their heritage, and what constitutes full restitution.
Moderator: Susan Slyomovics, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA
Update (5/23/22): The recording of this program will be available here once ready. We anticipate that it will be available by the end of this week.