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After joining the wonderful conference #sfbmeetspublichistory yesterday and today in the morning, tonight we end the #IBLS International Blended Learning Seminar on #Europes #colonial #past. It is great to see all the teachers and students from Poland, France, Switzerland ...1/x
2/x Germany and the Netherlands on zoom once moreand looking on all the projects that were developed in the seminar. #InternationalPublicHistory #teachingpublichistory
See more on portal.uni-koeln.de/international/…, we will add more interviews and work examples in the next weeks...
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Today at the #IBLS , we "visit" the @africamuseumbe to discuss the practices of exhibiting #Europe 's #colonial #past. Now, @brunoverbergt introduces the history of the museum.
And @brunoverbergt explains the change of concept the @africalmuseumbe implemented in the last 6 years.
Discussion point: can a new architecture help to enforce a change of concept (decolonization) within the @africamuseumbe ? We take a look at a new pavillion with a framed "vista" to focus on the meaning on the old museum buildings...
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"You Hide Me Still: 50 Years On"- An iconic film shot in 1970 in #BritishMuseum by Nii Kwate Owoo which exposed the theft and concealment of African artefacts in the basement of the British Museum. In 2020 the spirit of #restitution beckons. eventbrite.co.uk/e/you-hide-me-… @EventbriteUK
The seminar Lost Heritage was held at Africa Centre London in 1981. A #UNESCO spokesman noted that it was ironic that the conference was being held in UK, a “country which has given a great deal to the world and to other peoples but which has also taken a great deal from them”
The film "You Hide Me" is the filmmaker's recording of a very important segment of African history: the pillage and the plunder of African cultural artefacts by Europeans by reference to what he uncovered in the #BritishMuseum, much of which is stored out of public view.
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In #Moabit entdecken viele Passant*innen derzeit die neue "Friedensstatue", die an Frauen & Mädchen erinnert, die im 2 Weltkrieg #vergewaltigt & sexuell versklavt worden sind. Auf Druck @BotschaftJapan fordert das Bezirksamt #Berlin jetzt, d Statue bis 14.10. abzubauen. Thread ⬇️
Die Bronze des südkoreanischen Künstler*paars Seo-Kyong & Un-Seong Kim gedenkt Zehntausender, die während des Asien-Pazifik-Kriegs (1931-1945) von japanischen Militärs & Kollaborateur*innen unter falschen Versprechungen rekrutiert & entführt wurden. #Kriegsvergewaltigung
#Trostfrauen nannte man sie - ein Euphemismus: Die Armeeführer bedienten sich ihrer, um Soldaten Trost & Befriedigung zu verschaffen & so ihre Kampfkraft zu erhöhen. Für die Frauen aber bedeutete d Zugriff Versklavung & #Vergewaltigung, körperliche & seelische Verletzungen
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#EU should come out of the state of denial on structural racism & police brutality against minorities.

Condemnations are only meaningful when they are coupled with real action to completely change racial biases in our institutions. #BlakeLivesMatter
@EU_Commission @JuliePascoet
Structural & institutional racism as well as police brutality against minorities are a national security threat to all EU member states.

Our future depends on building a union for all without structural and institutional racism. #blacklivesmatter @vonderleyen @EU_Commission Image
Failing to acknowledge police brutality in the EU a single time by @vonderleyen shows the EU continues its state of denial.

Let's ask the difficult questions on why the EU is structurally and institutionally racist. #BlackLivesMattters EU needs real change and no...
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The Director of the #BritishMuseum Hartwig Fischer has issued a statement that the British Museum "stands in solidarity with the Black community throughout the world." #BlackLivesMatter." That is to be applauded. blog.britishmuseum.org/a-message-from… via @britishmuseum 1/4 Image
However, the #BritishMuseum has never apologised for its shameful part in the British Army's brutal conquest and looting of rare Ethiopian artefacts at the Battle of Maqdala in 1868, in a clear case of officially sanctioned plunder and murder 2/4 Image
Or its part in acquiring the looted #BeninBronzes, some of Africa’s greatest treasures, after a British punitive military expedition in 1897, and maintaining to this day that they were lawfully 'purchased' and will not be returned. 3/4 Image
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In the Neues Museum in Berlin. It strikes me that German museums would not exist w/o #restitution. Museums were gutted in WWII & thereafter had to be remade. So this stela was taken from the Neues during the war, bought by @kelseymuseum in 1945, then returned to Berlin in 2017. Image
@kelseymuseum This Persian prayer niche was installed in the Neues in 1927 and removed to Russia during the war. It was returned to the Neues in 1957. Image
@kelseymuseum There are many other instances. Berlin's museum economy rests on other institutions' willingness to return objects that were stolen, looted, grabbed, or misappropriated during the war.
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