Due to colonialism and looting, many Western cultural heritage institutions have numerous items in their collections that belong to other countries and communities. What can be done to amend the status quo? This session will provide examples of current policies and processes of governments, institutions, and individuals related to the repatriation of cultural objects. Panelists will also discuss the challenges of and opportunities for decolonizing libraries, archives, and museums, including the importance of reparative and cooperative practices.
Leila Amineddoleh, Founding Partner, Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University
Damien Webb (Palawa), Manager, Indigenous Engagement Branch, State Library of New South Wales
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Professor, Central European University - Vienna
Moderator: T-Kay Sangwand, Librarian for Digital Collection Development, UCLA Library