This conversation will focus on the transcontinental dialogues taking place both among museums and between museums and communities to ensure the return of tangible and intangible heritage to the places and communities where they belong. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2616155867214/WN_Irto2BGmSNiH1epGSyzyhQ
Panelists: Adriana Munoz, Museum of World Culture (Sweden), Anabela Carlon Flores, Yaqui People (Mexico); Purity Kiura, National Museum of Kenya (Kenya); Steve Nash, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (U.S.)
Moderator: Brooke Morgan (U.S.)
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series:
Join Indigenous experts, museum professionals, and human rights specialists from across the globe for a series of conversations regarding repatriation and the return of cultural heritage. One year ago, the University of British Columbia (UBC) hosted an expert seminar to support the work of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ (EMRIP) in drafting a report on the repatriation of ceremonial objects, human remains, and the intangible heritage of Indigenous peoples. EMRIP’s report was presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council and adopted in October 2020. Keeping the recommendations of this report in mind and in the spirit of global collaboration this conversation series is being presented to encourage intercontinental and interdisciplinary dialogues amongst participants and to foster the strengthening and/or creation of communities of professional practice across the globe. See the series flyer here: http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org/sites/default/files/gcflyer8x11.pdf
This series is presented by Illinois State Museum; The Museum of Us; the Canada Research Chair on Civic Museology at the University of Montreal; On Possible Futures, funded by the Maryland Institute College of Arts; the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto; ICOM’s International Committee on Collecting (COMCOL); and Armando Perla. Registration is required for each session. Content will also be made available through open-source publications and other forms of dissemination after the series is completed.