Webinar 'Mission-Colonialism Revisited'.

Colonial Looting of Cultural Artefacts: Restitution? Reparation?

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 12:30 to 1:45 pm, online
2406 theft of cultural assets Revised

Ritual objects, works of art, plants and animals from all over the world looted during the colonial era are stored in European museums - including in Switzerland. The Basel Mission has also collected religious, ethnographic and natural history objects for research and exhibition purposes in its working areas. Should non-European cultural artefacts remain in Western museums today? What does an appropriate restitution practice look like? A discussion with experts from the Global South.

Moderation and concept: Claudia Buess, Head of Educational Events, Mission 21. Talks and discussion in German, simultaneous interpretation into English.

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