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Talk, Sat 16 Sep 2017, £6

Roman figure

Roman figure

Contact

Redoubt Fortress

01323 410300

Address

Royal Parade,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN22 7AQ

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Details

Join Kasey Ball, Heritage Assistant to discover 'There and Back Again' (but not always): Discover how a Roman statue from Eastbourne ended up in Canada and other tales of museum objects journeying far from home.

To own an object in a museum is to have power over it - power to display, to interpret, and often, to profit.
But what happens when museums are asked to relinquish that power?
As international law continues to evolve post-colonization, the question of who owns cultural property becomes an increasingly poignant and provocative issue. Using two Eastbourne statues and their journey to Toronto, Canada, as a starting point, this talk will explore the ethically troubling origin of museums, how the ownership of objects is transferred to institutions, and the relatively unchartered quandary of repatriation – the process deriving from a moral responsibility to give objects back.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Sep 2017 14:30 to 16:00

Prices

£6 includes cake and a hot drink

Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Information Centre or online.

Directions

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Map reference: OA 623967  Lat: 50.77393 Long: 0.30050

Situated on Royal Parade 15 minutes walk east of the pier

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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