Returning What Was Taken: How Museums Approach Repatriation

On Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

This is a virtual event using Zoom

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This Lecture is for the General Public

Western museums are increasingly grappling with a growing number of requests for repatriation—the highly politicized process of returning artwork, cultural items, and human remains to their home countries and communities. Join us for a conversation about how cultural institutions are wrestling with, as well as presenting exhibitions about, these demands. With Sam Sackeroff at the Jewish Museum and Erin Thompson at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY.

This event is a collaboration between the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Museum and Gallery Studies Program in the Art and Design Department at Queensborough Community College (QCC) at the City University of New York.

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