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Monday, October 1 • 16:00 - 16:30
Connecting users and communities through repatriation of cultural materials

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The post-independence era has witnessed huge efforts being made in the repatriation of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage artifacts back to their original indigenous communities. During the colonial era significant cultural materials were taken to foreign lands where some have summarily disappeared with others finding their way into international archives. The advent of independence and international cooperation amongst nations has seen a rise in the repatriation of traditional materials back to their owners. This paper discusses the challenges that populate this gesture as some receiving communities are not readily equipped to derive value in the tangible and intangible repatriated heritage.

Chair
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Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Judith Opoku-Boateng is the Head Archivist of the J. H. Kwabena Nketia Archives of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, West Africa. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Archival Studies from the University of Ghana. Judith started... Read More →

Speakers
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Isaac Machafa

Midlands State University
Isaac is a lecturer at the Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe and is currently a doctoral candidate at UNISA, RSA with research interests in Cultural Heritage, Indigenous Arts promotion, Video Documentation and Archiving in the Arts, Public Sector Ethnomusicology and Community... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 16:00 - 16:30
Main Hall / Auditorium Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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