The repatriation of ancestral remains
Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
8-10 July, 2005
This WAC Inter-Congress has the following aims:
- To examine critically the successes and failures of efforts to resolve the fate of Indigenous ancestral remains acquired from Australian and overseas museums and scientific institutions.
- To assess repatriation policies and practices in the light of Indigenous community experiences of repatriation.
- To address the problems of identifying and repatriating ancestral remains located in European and other overseas collections, especially in the light of scientific reluctance and resistance to recognize the rights and obligations of Indigenous people in respect of the dead and their possessions.
For further information, contact :
|Paul Turnbull||Griffith Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Pickering||National Museum of Australia|