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Civil Conversation, Cultural Patrimony and the Kingdom of Benin: Critical Considerations
University of Miami School of Law’s Hoffman Forum Presents:

Civil Conversation, Cultural Patrimony and the Kingdom of Benin: Critical Considerations

In recent years, museums and other cultural institutions have begun examining their collections through the lenses of decolonialization, legal compliance, and ethical best practices. They have also increased the frequency with which they have returned works to source nations, including Nigeria, within whose borders regal and ceremonial artifacts were looted from the ancient Kingdom of Benin in 1897. Dr. Sarah Clunis, Director of Academic Partnerships and Curator of African Collections, Harvard University Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, will serve as moderator for this next Hoffman Forum “Civil Conversation” “focusing on Benin, its cultural patrimony, and the complex web of factors collecting institutions consider when deciding how to responsibly steward materials from the Kingdom. Joining Dr. Clunis will be Dr. Sylvester Ogbechie, Professor, Arts and Visual Cultures of Global Africa, University of California Santa Barbara; Enotie Ogbebor, Artist, Fellow of the University of Cambridge, Creative Director, Edo Global Art Foundation; Kevin Gover, Under Secretary for Museums and Culture, Smithsonian Institution; and Dr. Ana Vrdoljak, UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage, University of Technology Sydney.

Oct 20, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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