In conjunction with its return of Judaica items to the Jewish Museum in Prague, UCLA Library’s International & Area Studies Department is hosting a virtual international symposium to examine the complicated histories of Western cultural heritage collections, the expropriation of artifacts through colonialism and looting, the politics and ethics of ownership and restitution, and decolonization in libraries, archives, and museums.
For speaker information and full symposium details, please go to bit.ly/uclal-symposium.
Day 1: May 17, 2022 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. PDT
Returning Home: Reclaiming Nazi Looted Jewish Materials
Day 2: May 18, 2022 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. PDT
Entangled Collections: Colonial Histories and the Ethics of Ownership and Stewardship
Day 2: May 18, 2022 — 2 to 3 p.m. PDT
Beyond NAGPRA: Centering Cultural Sovereignty and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Day 3: May 19, 2022 — 12:30 to 2 p.m. PDT
Paving a Way Forward: Current and Future Approaches to Restitution
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.