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The Hoffman Forum at the University of Miami Law School organised a webinar panel on the restitution of regal and ceremonial artifacts looted from the kingdom of Benin in 1897 by British forces and today located in public and private collections around the world.

Moderated by Dr Sarah Clunis, Director of Academic Partnerships and Curator of African Collections, Harvard University Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the panel discussion included

  • Dr Sylvester Ogbechie, Professor, Arts and Visual Cultures of Global Africa, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Enotie Ogbebor, Artist, Fellow of the University of Cambridge, Creative Director, Edo Global Art Foundation
  • Dr Ana Filipa Vrdoljak, UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney
  • Kevin Gover, Under Secretary for Museums and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
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UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

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