Treasures in Trusted Hands

Treasures in Trusted Hands

This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. Former colonies consider this as a historical injustice that has not been undone.

Author: Jos van Beurden

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ISBN: 9088904405

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Page: 230

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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 systematizes 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. Former colonial powers have kept most of the objects in their custody. In the 1970s the Netherlands and Belgium returned objects to their former colonies Indonesia and DR Congo; but their number was considerably smaller than what had been asked for. Nigeria's requests for the return of some Benin objects, confiscated by British soldiers in 1897, are rejected. As there is no consensus on how to deal with colonial objects, disputes about other categories of contestable objects are analyzed. For Nazi-looted artworks the 1998 Washington Conference Principles have been widely accepted. Although non-binding, they promote fair and just solutions and help people to reclaim art works that they lost involuntarily. To promote solutions for colonial objects, nine Principles for Dealing with Colonial Cultural and Historical Objects are presented, based on the Washington Conference Principles. The nine are part of a model to facilitate mediation in disputes about them. This model can help to break the impasse in negotiations between former colonizers and colonies. Europe, the former colonizers, should do more pro-active provenance research into the acquisitions from the colonial era, both in public institutions and private collections. "This is a very commendable treatise which has painstakingly and with detachment explored the emotive issue of the return of cultural objects removed in colonial times to the metropolis. He has looked at the issues from every continent with clarity and perspicuity." Prof. Folarin Shyllon (University of Ibadan) "Momumentaal werk van hoge kwaliteit. Het hoofdstuk over Congo is bijzonder goed gedocumenteerd en leerrijk" Dr. Guido Gryseels (Director-General of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren) CLUES is an international scientific series covering research in the field of culture, history and heritage which have been written by, or were performed under the supervision of members of the research institute CLUE+.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Cultural Heritage Law

The Oxford Handbook of International Cultural Heritage Law

Gold and silver treasures , secret records , and sacred genealogical tablets of the
Empire were taken . ... such legislative , administrative , or • Jos van Beurden ,
Treasures in Trusted Hands : Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects
 ...

Author: Francesco Francioni

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192603708

Category: Law

Page: 1024

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This Handbook provides a cutting edge study of the fast developing field of international law on the protection of cultural heritage by taking stock of the recent developments and of the core concepts and current challenges. The legal protection of cultural heritage has come under renewed focus from the international community and states since the 1990s. This is evidenced by the adoption of a range of international instruments. Countries are also enacting cultural heritage legislation or overhauling existing laws within their own national territory. Contributions address the protection of immovable and movable, tangible and intangible cultural heritage in peacetime and in the event of armed conflict as well as the interaction between specific regimes of cultural heritage protection with other fields of international law, including international criminal law, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law, international trade, investments, and intellectual property. The last part of the Handbook covers diverse regional systems of heritage protection.
Categories: Law

Cultural Diplomacy and the Heritage of Empire

Cultural Diplomacy and the Heritage of Empire

130 Jos van Beurden, “Treasures in Trusted Hands: 112 113 114 115 116 117
118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Dutch-Indonesian Cooperation
Changed Remarkably Little after Diplomatic Rupture (Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis,
 ...

Author: Cynthia Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351164221

Category: Art

Page: 202

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Cultural Diplomacy and the Heritage of Empire analyzes the history of the negotiations that led to the atypical return of colonial-era cultural property from the Netherlands to Indonesia in the 1970s. By doing so, the book shows that competing visions of post-colonial redress were contested throughout the era of post-World War II decolonization. Considering the danger this precedent posed to other countries, the book looks beyond the Dutch-Indonesian case to the “Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles” and “Benin Bronzes” controversies, as well as recent developments relating to returns in France and the Netherlands. Setting aside the “universalism versus nationalism” debate, Scott asserts that the deeper meaning of post-colonial cultural property disputes in European history has more to do with how officials of former colonial powers negotiated decolonization, while also creating contemporary understandings of their nations’ pasts. As a whole, the book expands the field of cultural restitution studies and offers a more nuanced understanding of the connections drawn between postcolonial national identity making and the extension of cultural diplomacy. Cultural Diplomacy and the Heritage of Empire offers a new perspective on the international influence of the UNGA and UNESCO on the return debate. As such, the book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners engaged in the study of cultural property diplomacy and law, museum and heritage studies, modern European history, post-colonial studies and historical anthropology.
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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

And they made me sit down at table beside them, poured me out a glass of wine,
filled my hands with raisins, and all three, one after the other, and each with a
bow, drank my good ... “I did think I could have trusted Hands,” added the captain.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275598

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
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Discourse on the Life and Character of George Peabody delivered in the Hall of the Peabody Institute Baltimore February 18 1870 at the Request of the Trustees by Severn Teackle Wallis

Discourse on the Life and Character of George Peabody  delivered in the Hall of the Peabody Institute  Baltimore  February 18  1870  at the Request of the Trustees by Severn Teackle Wallis

And when I think how the charity from which they sprang went out into the
desolate places of war ; how it poured its treasures into kindly and trusted hands ,
that they might minister to the higher needs of our crushed and helpless kindred ;
I ...

Author: Severn Teackle Wallis

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11001356

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Page: 60

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Selected Addresses Lectures and Reviews

Selected Addresses  Lectures  and Reviews

... and standing almost in his presence , I do them grateful reverence . And when I
think how the charity from which they sprang went out into the desolate places of
war ; how it poured its treasures into kindly and trusted hands , that they might ...

Author: Severn Teackle Wallis

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU56239637

Category: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Page: 280

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Categories: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Discourse on the Life and Character of George Peabody

Discourse on the Life and Character of George Peabody

And when I think how the charity from which they sprang went out into the
desolate places of war ; how it poured its treasures into kindly and trusted hands ,
that they might minister to the higher needs of our crushed and helpless kindred ;
I ...

Author: Severn Teackle Wallis

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044023279474

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Page: 60

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The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe

The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe

But they answered again , that the treasure was committed with trust and faith
unto their hands , and therefore they neither would , nor ought , to let it go out of
their hands , being trusted withal , without the assent of him who committed the
same ...

Author: John Foxe

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ISBN: UCSC:32106011921670

Category: Church history

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The Church Historians of England

The Church Historians of England

But they answered again , that the treasure was committed with trust and faith
unto their hands , and therefore they neither would , nor ought , to let it go out of
their hands , being trusted withal , without the assent of him who committed the
same ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:101441674

Category: Great Britain

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American Heritage

American Heritage

... a yard arm , and hoist out the treasure . Then the pirates would have set trusted
hands to burying it ... But no treasure was found - if it had been , Costa Rican
guards were on hand to take their share . On our way to the Hawaiian Islands ,
the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007021624

Category: United States

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Friends Intelligencer

Friends Intelligencer

... things from His hand came bean . trust ; tiful and free , O that my treasures were
laid up where treasures But thou hast ... I dreamed that all around were good —
that every one For the Children . was true ; WHAT ANIMALS USE FOR HANDS .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068506990

Category: Society of Friends

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The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review

The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review

... Of all the treasures Santa Claus would bring; There were no bounds his sweet
faith could not reach, His trust was simple ... than you can understand; It brings
me gifts of pain and treachery, And deals them through a loved and trusted hand.

Author: Charles Wells Moulton

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ISBN: UOM:39015070340297

Category: American poetry

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Categories: American poetry

The Magazine of Poetry

The Magazine of Poetry

He had been idling me in eager speech Of all the treasures Santa Claus would
bring; There were no bounds his sweet faith ... than you can understand; It brings
me gifts of pain and treachery, And deals them through a loved and trusted hand.

Author:

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ISBN: NYPL:33433076020050

Category: Poetry

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Appletons Journal

Appletons  Journal

Their ful though his step might be , could not be trusted . hands and their knives
were preferable to spades . ... bottom , where any other country the labor could
have been done in the wheels were put on again , and the treasures rctwo hours
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000153388321

Category: American literature

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Tales and sketches

Tales and sketches

... to be , that he therefore be men ; put that will and that list into trusted his dear
treasures in them , in preference to my hands ... He found , by experi “ Either - too
- much - too - much - too - much - muchence , how perfectly safe his money was ...

Author: James Hogg

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ISBN: MINN:31951002089056D

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The Works of the Ettrick Shepherd

The Works of the Ettrick Shepherd

... that he therefore be men ; put that will and that list into trusted his dear
treasures in them , in preference to my hands ... He found , by experi “ Either - too
- much - too - much - too- much - muchence , how perfectly safe his money was
there ...

Author: James Hogg

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ISBN: WISC:89001021492

Category: Scotland

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The Works of the Ettrick Shepherd pseud Tales and sketches

The Works of the Ettrick Shepherd  pseud    Tales and sketches

... that he therefore be men ; put that will and that list into trusted his dear
treasures in them , in preference to my hands , to ... Either - too - much - too -
much - too - much - muchence , how perfectly safe his money was there ; and
much - much .

Author: James Hogg

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ISBN: UCAL:B3550812

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The Advocate of Christian Holiness

The Advocate of Christian Holiness

On the other hand , does not seem to be essential for those who if we know that a
person actually possesses have the Word of ... who daily live and terests , or the
keeping of our most valued act as if God was unworthy of their trust . treasures .

Author:

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ISBN: CHI:108273349

Category: Christianity

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Christmas Treasures

Christmas Treasures

She trusted God and knew that he could do the impossible. ... There was a hand-
made fort with a chain drawbridge and painted metal soldiers, a well-worn copy
of his favorite book, there were jigsaw puzzles — all had pieces missing no doubt
 ...

Author:

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Carols

Page: 32

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Categories: Carols