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When Repatriation Doesn't Happen / Ellyn DeMuynck.

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Author DeMuynck, Ellyn (author)
Title When Repatriation Doesn't Happen / Ellyn DeMuynck.
Publisher &/or associated date/s 2020.
Description v, 155 pages ; 30 cm.
Dissertation A thesis presented to the Faculty of the College of Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences, University of Denver, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Arts --March 2020.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 141-150.
Conditions of access Available to researchers. Permission required to copy. Not permitted for interlibrary lending.
Summary Abstract --'This thesis analyzes the discourse of repatriation in connection to the Encounters exhibition held by the National Museum of Australia in 2015. Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artifacts were loaned to the Australian museum by the British Museum. At the close of the exhibition, one item, the Gweagal shield, was claimed for repatriation. The repatriation request had not been approved at the time of this research. The Gweagal shield is a historically significant artifact for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Analysis takes into account the political economy of the two museums and situates the exhibition within the relevant museum policies. This thesis argues that,while the shield has not yet returned to Australia,the discussions about what a return would mean are part of the larger process of repatriation. It is during these discussions that the rights to material culture are negotiated. Because many of the goals of repatriation are realized during throughout theprocess, the relationships built between museums and source communities are crucial. These relationships have the potential to support the preservation of Indigenous heritage beyond formal repatriation.'
Local note Library copy printed from electronic document and bound.
Subjects National Museum of Australia -- Exhibitions
British Museum -- Exhibitions
Cultural property -- Repatriation -- Australia
Cultural property -- Protection -- Australia
Cultural property -- Moral and ethical aspects
Museums -- Collection management -- Moral and ethical aspects
Call number THESIS DEMUYNCK 2020
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