Repatriating Tribal Objects in the Digital Age

November 14, 2018 5:00 pm

Penn Museum

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Repatriation of Native American cultural items involves complex issues of religion, property law, provenance, and indigenous rights. 3D digital replication of objects is emerging as an approach that allows museums and tribes to manage their interests, which sometimes conflict, and sometimes complement both educational and ceremonial goals. Dr. Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison, Repatriation Office, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, describes some of the Smithsonian’s recent collaborations with tribes on 3D replication projects. Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center at Penn; cosponsored by the Penn Museum and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.

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