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Posts by: Larissa Förster

Larissa Förster is research associate at the Center for Advanced Studies Morphomata at the University of Cologne. Her PhD is on the memory of colonialism in Namibia; she co-curated the exhibition Namibia – Germany: a shared/divided history. Resistance, violence, memory (Cologne and Berlin, 2004/05). In her current research she links issues of postcolonial memorialisation practices in Africa to a critical study of the history of European museum collections by looking at why, when and how human remains from European museum collections are (or are not) repatriated to postcolonial nation states. Most recently she (co-)edited the volumes Transforming Knowledge Orders: Museums, Collections and Exhibitions (Paderborn, 2013) and Afropolis. City, Media, Art (Johannesburg, 2012).

“These skulls are not enough” – The Repatriation of Namibian Human Remains from Berlin to Windhoek in 2011

by Larissa Förster • 18 Nov 13
Posted in: Afterlives [11] | Commons