2021 - Seminar Contested Heritage

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National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden

The Centre for Global Heritage and Development together with the Museums, Collections and Society Chairgroup (Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University) organize a four day seminar on the topic of contested heritage.


Many heritage and museum discussions are now centered around contested heritage. Various (minority) groups appropriate heritage and collections and sometimes monopolize the right to say something sensible about it. These sentiments run contrary to the dominant discourse of the 19th and 20th centuries, in which western scholars were seen as beholding the 'ultimath truth' in interpreting heritage and collections. The present discussion on the contested nature of objects (particularly about ownership) is the subject of a conference in Leiden, in spring 2021. 

The program will consist of panels, lectures and visits and will be open to a selected public. Further information you will find here.

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