Repatriation of Inuit cultural heritage - An analysis of Danish and international repatriation practices

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For the last couples of decades disputes about ownership of cultural heritage have increasingly resulted in claims for repatriation.
What causes the disputes is the fact that ethnographic, archaeological or physical anthropological collections may be of importance to several parties simultaneously - both to the state, museum or private institution, which currently holds the material, and the opposing party who usually claims it, by virtue of having a position as the culture of origin.
Since most of the disputes relate to material appropriated within a colonial or otherwise occupational context, repatriation isn't restricted to having museological implications, but touches upon a wide variety of political, legal, ethical and cultural issues.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date15/02/200601/02/2011

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