Monday, 3 December 2018

Are Conservators Holding Culture To Ransom? Hoa Hakananai'a, Stolen Friend of Rapa Nui


It is the duty of conservators to preserve physical and intangible object authenticity? Increasingly attention is turning towards acknowledging the issue of non-Western heritage that is separated from its cultural context. Illustrated in the case of ‘Hoa Hakananai’a’ at the British Museum; a living ancestor or a colonial curiosity?


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