Brexit ‘should prompt UK to rethink attitude to Indigenous artefacts’ | The Guardian

Australian repatriation project calls for ‘significant shift’ in approach to returning sacred itemsBritain’s departure from the EU and the renewed focus on empire should prompt a “significant shift” in its approach to returning sacred artefacts to Indigenous communities, the head of an Australian government-funded project has said.More than 33,000 items of Indigenous Australian heritage are held in UK museums, including some believed to have been stolen during or shortly after Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia 250 years ago. Continue reading…

Australian repatriation project calls for ‘significant shift’ in approach to returning sacred items

Britain’s departure from the EU and the renewed focus on empire should prompt a “significant shift” in its approach to returning sacred artefacts to Indigenous communities, the head of an Australian government-funded project has said.

More than 33,000 items of Indigenous Australian heritage are held in UK museums, including some believed to have been stolen during or shortly after Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia 250 years ago.

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