Māori ancestors repatriated to New Zealand by the Peabody Museum

Category: Collections Stewardship

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History worked with TePapa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) on the voluntary repatriation of kōiwi and koimi tangata (Māori and Moriori skeletal remains).

“Te Papa believes that including the returning museum’s staff in the process of repatriation is essential, as they believe it is important to acknowledge the stewardship these individuals have shown the ancestors.”

-Kendall Teare

On the morning of June 21, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History voluntarily transferred the remains of seven Māori and one Moriori tūpuna, or ancestors, to representatives from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, known as Te Papa.

Continue Reading at YaleNews

AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum Magazine
  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
Log In

We're Sorry

Your current membership level does not allow you to access this content.

Upgrade Your Membership

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *