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dc.contributor.authorvan Beurden, Jos
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-23T10:09:32Z
dc.date.available2022-06-23T10:09:32Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57086
dc.description.abstractThe discussion about objects, human remains and archives from former colonial territories is becoming increasingly heated. Over the centuries, a multitude of items – including a cannon of the King of Kandy, power-objects from DR Congo, Benin bronzes, Javanese temple statues, M.ori heads and strategic documents – has ended up in museums and private collections in Belgium and the Netherlands by improper means. Since gaining independence, former colonies have been calling for the return of their lost heritage. As continued possession of these objects only grows more uncomfortable, governments and museums must decide what to do. How did these objects get here? Are they all looted, and how can we find out? How does restitution work in practice? Are there any appealing examples? How do other former colonial powers deal with restitution? Do former colonies trust their intentions? The answers to these questions are far from unambiguous, but indispensable for a balanced discussion.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DD Western Continental Europe::1DDB Belgiumen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DD Western Continental Europe::1DDN Netherlandsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GM Museology & heritage studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTR National liberation & independence, post-colonialismen_US
dc.subject.otherColonial collections, decolonisation, restitution, Belgium, Congo, Indonesia, the Netherlandsen_US
dc.titleInconvenient Heritageen_US
dc.title.alternativeColonial Collections and Restitution in the Netherlands and Belgiumen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789463720595en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857aen_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789463720595en_US
oapen.pages248en_US
oapen.place.publicationAmsterdamen_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: The publication of this book is made possible by a grant from the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed and the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde.


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