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Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return?

Date: 3 July 2023

Time: 16.00 - 17.15 (UK time)
Followed by a drinks reception

Venue: BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Sq London WC1B 5JP and ONLINE


Event Details

This hybrid event will present some of the key findings of our project entitled 'Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their Repatriation', which sought to offer a longer-term view on the return of cultural objects through an analysis of past processes.

Whilst a lot has been said on the legal frameworks applicable to de-accessioning museum objects and the processes adopted to address restitution claims, this project looked at the issue from a different perspective: it considered the longer term impacts of a return object on the communities and countries of origin and on those institutions or nations from which the objects have been claimed. By expanding the understanding of return processes, the project aimed to offer a nuanced perspective on the question of restitution and the broader issues at stake.

More information about the project 

The project, as well as this event, have been possible thanks to the support of the Leverhulme Trust.


 Alexander Herman, Institute of Art and Law


  • Kristin Hausler, BIICL
  • Dr Elke Selter, BIICL
  • Panggah Ardiyansyah , SOAS
  • Dino Schiappaccasse, Claro & Cía

Event convened by Kristin Hausler and Elke Selter, BIICL

Join in the conversation @BIICL #culturalheritage #repatriation

Event Recording


Pricing and Registration

This is a hybrid event being held at BIICL in London and online. The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.15 CPD hours.


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