The Law Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, cordially invites you to a book talk by Dr. Charlotte Joy, lecturer at the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths.
Heritage Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2020) explores how far past wrongs can be remedied through compensatory mechanisms involving material culture.
It goes beyond a critique of global heritage brokers such as UNESCO, the ICC and museums as redundant, Eurocentric and elitist to explore why these institutions have become the focus for debates about global heritage justice.
Three broad modes of compensatory mechanisms are identified: recognition, economic reparation and return.
Arguing against the position that museums should not be the site for difficult conversations about the past, it proposes that it is exactly the space around objects and sites created by museums and global institutions that allows for these conversations. The process of justice in action at the ICC is suggested as a blueprint for museums thinking through repatriation claims.
A link to the online platform where the event will take place (MS Teams) will be emailed to participants a few hours before it is scheduled to start.
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|26 Nov 2020
|12:00pm - 1:30pm
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