Should historical artefacts be returned?
Should artefacts, currently in museums, be returned to their country of origin?
In recent years, the debate has been gathering momentum, kick-started again in 2022 in light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Reconciling the actions of those acting in the past with our values in the present is an issue fraught with tension, and no easy answers are apparent.
As part of her Doctoral studies, Brisbane Girls Grammar School’s Head of Ancient History, Dr Rashna Taraporewalla, has viewed historical artefacts across the world, including those held in the British Museum. In this episode, she discusses this topic with Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler, and explores some of the factors at play when teaching History to secondary school students.