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The Future Of podcast: Stolen Artefacts

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Hundreds of thousands of stolen, Colonial Era artefacts are on display in Western museums. Will they ever be returned home?

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Dr Yirga Woldeyes, an expert in colonialist epistemic violence research joins Jessica and describes the types of artefacts that have been stolen, why museums are starting to repatriate these artefacts and how their return will influence future interpretations of history.

Topics discussed during the episode include why museums are repatriating stolen artefacts, the benefits of repatriation, and what the ideal future looks like.

You can download the episode now from Spotify, Google, Apple, or from the Curtin website.

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