Category Archives: Museum collections – general

“As far as the representation of their cultural heritage abroad, small communities have realized that this ‘sometimes happens in a very adverse socio-cultural and political situation.'” – Report by Boro Baski on “Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century” (a conference held at the University of Copenhagen in 2018)
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“As the world’s first museum dedicated to human rights, we are centred around the idea that respect and understanding of human rights can serve as a positive force for change in the world.” – “Mandate”, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
https://humanrights.ca/about/mandate
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Tribal influence on Indian and international fashion – Chhattisgarh & Seven Sister States

While fashion is a reliable reflector of change, it is also the marker of a continuity of control exerted by the affluent and the powerful. Desmond L. Kharmawphlang G. Badaiasuk Lyngdoh Nonglait Wandashisha Rynjah in Globalization: The Khasi Perspective, p. 13 … Continue reading

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Audio | Cylinder Recordings – Nagaland

PittRiversound · “Lipeli” (Sema) Naga song for clearing out stubble (1915-16) [2012 86 9] Listen to all items from the playlist >> This research project, led by Dr. Christian Poske, is a collaborative effort involving the Pitt Rivers Museum, the … Continue reading

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Indigenous peoples in the modern world: A call to end colonial misconceptions and racial stereotyping – National Museum of the American Indian

In the Washington Post [22 November 2017], Kevin Gover, director of the museum, deals with five popular misconceptions about Native America | Read the full story here >> Thanksgiving recalls for many people a meal between European colonists and indigenous Americans … Continue reading

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“Who is Indian, and what makes a person an Indian?”: Questions debated among members of 565 recognized American Indian tribes

My answer? There are many definitions of who is an Indian. As a starting point, “Indian” is a misguided label that spread through Europe after 1492. Native people have always associated themselves with their tribe(s) and referenced their tribal names … Continue reading

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The dhodro banam: Article on a bowed instrument played by the Santal and its distant relatives in Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, India and Central Asia

By Bengt Fosshag The tribal art of India is widely neglected in Europe and America. Its meaning is largely unknown and it is generally overshadowed by Classical Indian art. European artists at the beginning of the century made us aware … Continue reading

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