Seminar Contested Heritage

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National Museum of Antiquities (a.o)

>>Please note that this event is depending on COVID-19 regulations. Chances are that this event will be postponed. 

The Centre for Global Heritage and Development together with the Museums, Collections and Society Chairgroup (Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University) organize a four day seminar  on the topic of contested heritage.

Many heritage and museum discussions are now centered around contested heritage. Various (minority) groups appropriate heritage and collections and sometimes monopolize the right to say something sensible about it. These sentiments run contrary to the dominant discourse of the 19th and 20th centuries, in which western scholars were seen as beholding the 'ultimath truth' in interpreting heritage and collections. The present discussion on the contested nature of objects (particularly about ownership) is the subject of a conference in Leiden, in spring 2021. 

The program will consist of panels, lectures and visits and will be open to a selected public.  The program, including speakers and exact locations and dates, will be communicated here as soon as possible.