This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. Former colonies consider this as a historical injustice that has not been undone.
Author: Jos van Beurden
This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematizes these into war booty, confiscations by missionaries and contestable acquisitions by private persons and other categories. Former colonies consider this as a historical injustice that has not been undone. Former colonial powers have kept most of the objects in their custody. In the 1970s the Netherlands and Belgium returned objects to their former colonies Indonesia and DR Congo; but their number was considerably smaller than what had been asked for. Nigeria's requests for the return of some Benin objects, confiscated by British soldiers in 1897, are rejected. As there is no consensus on how to deal with colonial objects, disputes about other categories of contestable objects are analyzed. For Nazi-looted artworks the 1998 Washington Conference Principles have been widely accepted. Although non-binding, they promote fair and just solutions and help people to reclaim art works that they lost involuntarily. To promote solutions for colonial objects, nine Principles for Dealing with Colonial Cultural and Historical Objects are presented, based on the Washington Conference Principles. The nine are part of a model to facilitate mediation in disputes about them. This model can help to break the impasse in negotiations between former colonizers and colonies. Europe, the former colonizers, should do more pro-active provenance research into the acquisitions from the colonial era, both in public institutions and private collections. "This is a very commendable treatise which has painstakingly and with detachment explored the emotive issue of the return of cultural objects removed in colonial times to the metropolis. He has looked at the issues from every continent with clarity and perspicuity." Prof. Folarin Shyllon (University of Ibadan) "Momumentaal werk van hoge kwaliteit. Het hoofdstuk over Congo is bijzonder goed gedocumenteerd en leerrijk" Dr. Guido Gryseels (Director-General of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren) CLUES is an international scientific series covering research in the field of culture, history and heritage which have been written by, or were performed under the supervision of members of the research institute CLUE+.
... part of an enlistment fund that never found its way into the hands of the mercenaries but was stolenprobably by a trusted officer — and hurriedly buried ...
Author: Rene Noorbergen
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Category: Social Science
As he did in Secrets of the Lost Races, Rene Noorbergen probes the most recent archaeological finds to piece together the clues to the lost history of the earth in this, his latest book, Treasures of the Lost Races. A well known journalist and book author, Noorbergen is one of the few chroniclers of past civilizations who approaches with an open mind the existence of out-of-place artifacts (OOPARTS)--baffling relics that appear unexpectedly among ruins miles away from the civilization that produced them--with startling results.
Gold and silver treasures , secret records , and sacred genealogical tablets of ... Treasures in Trusted Hands : Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural ...
Author: Francesco Francioni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This Handbook provides a cutting edge study of the fast developing field of international law on the protection of cultural heritage by taking stock of the recent developments and of the core concepts and current challenges. The legal protection of cultural heritage has come under renewed focus from the international community and states since the 1990s. This is evidenced by the adoption of a range of international instruments. Countries are also enacting cultural heritage legislation or overhauling existing laws within their own national territory. Contributions address the protection of immovable and movable, tangible and intangible cultural heritage in peacetime and in the event of armed conflict as well as the interaction between specific regimes of cultural heritage protection with other fields of international law, including international criminal law, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law, international trade, investments, and intellectual property. The last part of the Handbook covers diverse regional systems of heritage protection.
130 Jos van Beurden, “Treasures in Trusted Hands: 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Dutch-Indonesian Cooperation Changed ...
Author: Cynthia Scott
Cultural Diplomacy and the Heritage of Empire analyzes the history of the negotiations that led to the atypical return of colonial-era cultural property from the Netherlands to Indonesia in the 1970s. By doing so, the book shows that competing visions of post-colonial redress were contested throughout the era of post-World War II decolonization. Considering the danger this precedent posed to other countries, the book looks beyond the Dutch-Indonesian case to the “Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles” and “Benin Bronzes” controversies, as well as recent developments relating to returns in France and the Netherlands. Setting aside the “universalism versus nationalism” debate, Scott asserts that the deeper meaning of post-colonial cultural property disputes in European history has more to do with how officials of former colonial powers negotiated decolonization, while also creating contemporary understandings of their nations’ pasts. As a whole, the book expands the field of cultural restitution studies and offers a more nuanced understanding of the connections drawn between postcolonial national identity making and the extension of cultural diplomacy. Cultural Diplomacy and the Heritage of Empire offers a new perspective on the international influence of the UNGA and UNESCO on the return debate. As such, the book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners engaged in the study of cultural property diplomacy and law, museum and heritage studies, modern European history, post-colonial studies and historical anthropology.
En 2016, la publication en anglais, sous le titre Treasures in Trusted Hands [Des trésors bien gardés], de la thèse de doctorat du chercheur Jos van Beurden ...
Publisher: United Nations
Category: True Crime
Au printemps dernier, la crise sanitaire liée à la pandémie de Covid-19 (coronavirus) a mis le monde entier à larrêt. Le trafic illicite des biens culturels, lui, na pas cessé. Au contraire. Les trafiquants de biens culturels ont profité du relâchement de la surveillance des sites archéologiques et des musées pour se livrer à des fouilles sauvages et des vols, en toute impunité. Les chiffres le montrent : lattrait pour les mosaïques, les jarres funéraires, les sculptures, les statuettes ou les manuscrits anciens na jamais été aussi fort. Cette pression de la demande contribue à alimenter le marché illégal des uvres dart et des antiquités qui sopère désormais en grande partie en ligne, via des plateformes souvent peu regardantes sur la provenance dorigine des objets.
A 2016 doctoral work by researcher Jos van Beurden, published in English as Treasures in Trusted Hands: Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects, ...
Publisher: United Nations
Category: True Crime
In spring 2020, the health crisis linked to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic brought the whole world to a standstill. But the illicit trafficking of cultural property has not stopped. On the contrary. Traffickers of cultural goods have taken advantage of reduced security at archaeological sites and museums to engage in illegal excavations and thefts, with impunity. The figures prove it: the attraction for mosaics, funerary urns, sculptures, statuettes, or ancient manuscripts has never been greater. The pressure of this demand has helped fuel the illegal market in artworks and antiquities, which now operates largely online via platforms that often pay scant attention to the original provenance of the objects.
... see Orvar Karlbeck, Treasure Seeker in China (London: Cresset Press), 1957. ... Treasures in Trusted Hands: Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural ...
Author: Jane Milosch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The study of provenance—the history of the creation and ownership of an artefact, work of art, or specimen—provides insights into the history of taste and collecting, illuminating the social, economic, and historic trends in which an object was created and collected. It is as much a history of people as it is of objects, and its study often reveals intricate networks of relationships, patterns of activity and motivations. This book promotes the study of the history of collecting and collections in all their variety through the lens of provenance, and explores the subject as a cross-disciplinary activity. Perhaps for the first time in a publication, it draws on expertise ranging from art history and anthropology, to natural history and law, looking at periods from antiquity through the 18th century and the Holocaust era to the present, and materials from Europe and the Americas to China and the Pacific. The issues raised are wide-ranging, touching on aspects of authenticity, cultural meaning and material transformation and economic and commercial drivers, as well as collector and object biography. The book fills a gap in the study of collecting and provenance, taking the subject holistically and from multiple standpoints, better to reflect the widening interest in provenance from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This book will be a service to the field, from established scholars and museum professionals to students of collecting history, cultural heritage, and museum studies.
The Treasure of Trust Julie Page, Sabrina Adams Rhonda McTeer ... tools designed to help you put the word of God in the hands and hearts of your children.
Author: Julie Page
Publisher: Zoe Life Publisher
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Three friends journey into the forest to search for treasure. They are led by a rainbow to a chest filled with jewels. With the help of My Kingdom Pal, David, they soon discover the jewels they've found have words written on htem and these words are truths from God. They learn that, by applying these truths to their everyday lives, God will help them do extraordinary things.
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Author: Jack Fuller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Follows Charles Quinlan, a white musicologist, as he researches a biography of the enigmatic black saxophone player Jackson Payne. It is a story of obsession--Payne's to create himself anew through his horn and Quinlan's to grasp the source of Payne's genius.