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German Colonial Restitution Monitor

Schlagwort: Cultural Heritage

  • Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and colonialism

    On 5 June 2024, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock delivered a keynote address at the launch of the book „The Foreign Office and the Colonies“. While some commentators regret that she did not present a comprehensive strategy for dialogue with former colonies, others see the speech as a promising start for decolonizing Germany’s Foreign Service.

  • New: German Colonial Restitution Monitor

    This text informs about the newly established German Colonial Restitution Monitor which aims to provide comprehensive information about restitution activities for material cultural heritage from colonial contexts. This is a collaborative work in progress to be continuously updated. The Monitor can be accessed via the homepage of

  • Interview with Flower Manase (National Museum of Tanzania)

    Flower Manase, Senior Curator at the National Museum of Tanzania, talks about the mission and activities of her museum. And about her experiences with German institutions and civil society.

  • Interview with Helge Lindh, Member of Parliament, on German Restitution Policies

    Interview with Helge Lindh, Member of Parliament and cultural policy spokesperson for the social democratic faction in the Bundestag on coming to terms with German colonial history. He would like the State Minister for Culture and the Foreign Office to present their joint concept for the restitution of cultural assets and repatriation of ancestral remains…

  • Address presented by his Majesty the Fon of Fontem on 30th March 2024

    Address by the Fon of Fontem at historic event of handing over Bangwa sculptures on 30th March 2024. He outlines the long, ongoing struggle of his people for return of artefacts looted by German colonizers. And appreciates support of Cameroon’s Inter-Ministerial Committee, RegARTless/Sysy House of Fame and German museums in Cologne, Brunswick and Hanover.

  • Abdulrazak Gurnah and German Colonialism: Conference Report

    This report on a recent conference at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin looks at the impact of Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novels on colonial memories in Germany. It is obvious that joint efforts of Tanzania and Germany to address their entangled history are still very much at the beginning.

  • Restitution & digitization: Concepts that problematize African digital heritage spaces

    This paper by Fonyuy Edward Bulami (University of Bamenda-Bambili, Cameroon) addresses the discourses around digitization and restitution of cultural heritage. It calls for digital spaces that are inclusive of African perspectives and sensitivities.