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Discourse series of the Stiftung Humboldt Forum "99 Questions"

The topic of the third event of the discourse series 99 Questions was the respectful treatment of human remains from colonial contexts in museums. Museums and collections from colonial contexts often contain so-called human remains. This raises questions that were addressed during the virtual panel discussion: How and why did human remains end up in museums? What might respectful and appropriate treatment of them look like today? And who decides about this?

On the panel, Prasanna Oommen spoke with Amber Aranui (Project Director of the Ngākahu - National Repatriation Project in New Zealand), Ciraj Rassool (Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa), and Bernhard Heeb (Berlin Museum of Early and Prehistory).

Under the following link the whole panel discussion is still available in German and English: