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Repatriation Work

Repatriation is sensitive work. At the request of some clients, I have not given institution or Indigenous nation names.

 

[Anonymous museum, Scotland], 2022-2023: advice regarding repatriation claim.

 

Peterborough Museum and Archives, 2021: facilitated return of model pole to Haida Nation.

Canadian Canoe Museum, 2019-21: drafting of repatriation policy and working with Museum staff and committees as it was revised and adopted.

Advice on repatriation policy development to Canadian and UK museums, 2017--

University of Oxford: drafted repatriation policy for artifacts, 2018, and for human remains, 2005.

[Anonymous] Nation, 2013: facilitation of return of ancestral remain from UK to USA. Collections research, presentation to senior museum Board of Governors, communication with claimants, travel support for claimants, working with claimants and University officials to create handover ceremony, administration of international shipping and customs paperwork for safe return. 

Haida Repatriation Committee, 2008-10: facilitation of return of ancestral remain from UK to Haida Gwaii, Canada. Collections research, presentation to senior management and Board of Governors of Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, communication with claimants, travel support/logistics for claimants, working with claimants and University officials to create handover ceremony, administration of international shipping and customs paperwork for safe return. Accompanied ancestor home to Haida Gwaii to present paperwork at customs and continue to build positive relations with Haida Nation.

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