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Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series: Moving Forward Together



June 10, 2021
2 pm

Illinois State Museum
502 S Spring St. Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-7386

Free with registration


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This conversation will sum up the points discussed in previous conversations and will start a dialogue on the steps needed to continue to materialize the recommendations in the report. It will explore the creation of communities of professional practice across the globe and other actions that can strengthen the work that has been done until now. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4116155868877/WN_03kUdtACQwSZ5q7EQA23nw

Panelists: Brandie Macdonald, Museum of Us (U.S.); Te Arikirangi Mamaku, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (New Zealand); George Abungu, International Standing Committee on the Traffic of Illicit Antiquities and Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants (Kenya); Deirdre Prins-Solani, Independent expert on Intangible Heritage (South Africa)

Moderator: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko (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.