First  cover of 'TREASURES IN TRUSTED HANDS. NEGOCIATING THE FUTURE OF COLONIAL CULTURAL OBJECTS.'

TREASURES IN TRUSTED HANDS. NEGOCIATING THE FUTURE OF COLONIAL CULTURAL OBJECTS.

Beurden, Jos van.

290 pp.; illus., index, biblio.. Series: CLUES, Volume 3. Leiden, 2017. Pbk.

book nr. 13559                 € 29,95

This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematises these into war booty, confiscations by missionaries and contestable acquisitions by private persons and other categories. Former colonies consider this as a historical injustice that has not been undone.