Human remains are a part of physical anthropological and archaeological collections worldwide. Engaging with the current debates on the colonial origins of museum collections and restitutions, the Centre for Global Heritage and Development is organizing a symposium on this controversial topic. In this extensive online session, issues regarding the conservation, ethics and restitution of human remains in museum inventories will be addressed by well known experts in the field.
This symposium is an initiative of our Student Board with the welcome collaboration of the Volkenkunde Museum in Leiden and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO, National Museum of Antiquities). The lectures will be in English, except for one pre-recorded session which will be English subtitled. Participation is open to all interested. The symposium is free of charge, but registration is required. To register please follow this link.
The online symposium (13:00-16:00) will be subdivided in three sessions of roughly one hour, with breaks in between. Please find the programme here.