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Pressing Matter

Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums
Pressing Matter is a four-year international research programme about colonial heritage and its legacies, financed by the Dutch National Science Agenda (NWA) and coordinated from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Apart from NIOD six heritage institutions and eight societal partners are involved in the project.

The project, that started in 2021, investigates the potentialities of ‘colonial objects’ to support societal reconciliation with the colonial past and its afterlives, and to deal with conflicting claims by different stakeholders for these objects within museums.

On behalf of NIOD Adieyatna Fajri (PhD), Klaas Stutje and Martijn Eickhoff are involved in Pressing Matter. Learn more about the research project on Learn more about the PhD project of Adieyatna Fajri here.

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