Introduction to Repatriation: Principles, practice and policies

Course Schedule

Note: Schedule may change depending upon speaker availability

SUNDAY 1th September: PARTICIPANTS ARRIVE AT MURRAY BRIDGE
Time Session details
5pm Information session
5pm Dinner
MONDAY 2nd September: DAY 1
Time Session details
8.00am–9.00am (session 1)
  1. Welcome
  2. Introductions:
  3. Course Overview:
  4. How to talk about this topic:
  5. Advice on debrief sessions (and who to debrief to):
9.00am–9.15am Break
9.15am–10.15am (session 2)

Why is repatriation significant? cultural values, healing, nation building, and reconciliation

Film: ‘Return of the Ngarrindjeri’ (15 mins)

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

10.15am–10.30am Break
10.30am–12.30am (session 3)

Case Studies

Case Studies (films and presentations):

  • University of Edinburgh - Ngarrindjeri
  • Museum of Natural History, Vienna – Kimberley
  • NHM London – Torres Strait

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

12.30pm–1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm–2.15pm (session 4) Why were Ancestral Remains taken, who took them, and where were they sent?

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

2.15pm–3.15pm (session 5) Where were Ancestral Remains taken from and what was the Indigenous response?

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

3.15pm–3.30pm Lunch
3.30pm–4.30pm (session 6) The Collecting Network: Ancestral Remains from funerary site to museum

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

4.30pm–5.30pm (session 7) The rise of the repatriation movement: Indigenous achievement and changing museum ideology.

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Film: Closing the Circle.
TUESDAY 3th September: DAY 2
Time Session details
9.00am–10.15am (session 8) Successful Repatriation – key elements

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

10.15am–10.30am Break
10.30am–11.00am (session 9) The Repatriation Cycle. Introduction to Key Stages: Preparation, Research, Dialogue, Repatriation and Reburial.

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

11.00am–12.30pm (session 10)

Repatriation Practice – 1 – Consultation and Initial Preparation

  1. Community discussions:
  2. Museum discussions:
  3. Initial research: Policies, Laws and Professional Codes
  4. External assistance

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

12.30pm–1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm–3.00pm (session 11)

Repatriation Practice – 2 – Locating Ancestral Remains

  1. What is Repatriation Research:
  2. What is ‘provenance’ and why is it important?
  3. How to locate Ancestral Remains and establish their provenance: Key Principles
  4. Information management techniques and why they are important.

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

3.00pm–3.30pm Break
3.30pm–5.00pm (session 12)

Repatriation Practice – 3 – Locating Ancestral Remains

  • Investigating the paper trail
  • The Museum archive

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Film and Yarning Circle
WEDNESDAY 4th September: DAY 3 (Visits to Country)
Time Session details
All day

Visits to Ngarrindjeri Country

Hosted by Ngarrindjeri Traditional Owners

6.30pm Dinner
7pm Yarning Circle
THURSDAY 5th September: DAY 4
Time Session details
9.00am–10.30am (session 13)

Repatriation Practice – 4 – Museum/Community dialogue

Topics for discussion include:

  1. Repatriation Process: Bringing them home

    *Community considerations and protocols;

    *Museum considerations and protocols

  2. Keeping Places, information management and logistics
  3. Reburial: How to prepare and what to consider. Luke Trevorrow and the Ngarrindjeri Cultural Heritage Team

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

10.30am–11.00am Break
11.00am–12.30pm (session 14)

Repatriation Practice – 5 – Return

Topic include:

  1. Handover ceremonies
  2. Logistics for return
  3. Keeping places and information management
  4. Logistics for reburial - How to prepare and what to consider.

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

12.30pm–1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm–3.00pm (session 15)

International Context

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

3.00pm–3.30pm Break
3.30pm–5.00pm (session 16)

Reflections on 40 years of Repatriation

Facilitated discussion

6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Film and Yarning Circle
FRIDAY 6TH September: DAY 5
Time Session Details
9.00am–10.30am (session 17)

Repatriation, nation building, Cultural Governance, community development: broad concepts.

Presentations

Questions and Discussion

Key Learnings

10.30am–11.00am Break
11.00am–12.30pm (session 18)

Preparation for Group Presentations.

Feedback/assistance from team members

12.30pm–1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm–3.00pm (session 19) Group presentations
3.30pm–3.30pm Break
3.30pm–5.00pm (session 20) Group discussion and reflections
6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Closing

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