Birmingham university returns Maori remains found in storeroom

19 Nov 2013 5:42 PM | Anonymous

Birmingham university returns Maori remains found in storeroom

The repatriation is part of a drive by Te Papa to reclaim ancestral heads and skeletons

A delegation from New Zealand travelled to the UK in October to collect Maori remains from the University of Birmingham

A delegation from New Zealand travelled to the UK in October to collect Maori remains from the University of Birmingham. The toi moko (preserved head) and koiwi tangata (skeletal remains), which were found in the storeroom of the university’s medical college, are probably Victorian trophies that were donated and relegated to a box in the college’s store.

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Birmingham-university-returns-Maori-remains-found-in-storeroom/31050

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