Case Studies

The Dispersed Kanak Heritage Inventory

The Dispersed Kanak Heritage Inventory (IPKD) looks for Kanak objects by way of French and European museums in order to locate them, determine their condition and conservation status and take a look at the museum discourse being made around them. Helped by assistants, Emmanuel Kasarhérou (1) and Roger Boulay (2) take inventory, document, handle, photograph, Lire plus / Read more

Case Study : the Haida Gwaii drum box

In August of 2000, the Haida nation repatriated the remains of over 140 ancestors from the Canadian Museum of Civilization. In 2001, a bentwood box drum was also returned from the Museum of civilization to Haida Gwaii on long-term loan. Though these types of drums are used by several other First Nations on Canada’s west Lire plus / Read more