Event: Waystation Workshop #2 - Consensus Building for Voluntary Returns of Cultural Objects: Concepts & Case Studies

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September 21, 2023 - 3:30pm to September 22, 2023 - 7:00pm
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Zichan Wang


Online via Zoom

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Waystation Workshop 2

The second Waystation Workshop focuses on the development of inclusive, collaborative, and reciprocal relationships with communities and nations of origin. The presentations, discussions, and lessons from this workshop will contribute to best practices for the Waystation and will serve to introduce concepts and terminology to workshop participants.  

During three sessions across two days, we will present and discuss:  

  1. Concepts and case studies for voluntary returns 
  2. Consensus building with communities of origin 
  3. Consensus building with nations of origin 
  4. Long-term strategies for returned objects 


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Please complete the registration form at the link above. Once you have registered, a full program and Zoom link will be emailed to you.



September 21

Welcome — Incoming Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Jason De León

Introductory Remarks — Stephen E. Nash

3:00-3:30 pm PST/6:00-6:30 am +1 day China/Philippines

Session #1 - 3:30-5:30 pm PST/6:30-8:30 am +1 day China/Philippines

Introduction to Consensus Building & Community Engagement

Discussants – Stacie Nicole Smith and Landis Smith

Breakfast/Lunch Break - 5:30-6:00 pm PST/8:30-9:00 am China/Philippines

Session #2 - 6:00-8:00 pm PST/9:00-11:00am +1 day China/Philippines

Consensus Building with Nations and Communities

Discussants – Marlon Martin & Zhi Xiaoyong

September 22

Session #3 - 4:30-6:30 pm PST/7:30-9:30 am +1 day China/Philippines

The Stewardship Commitment: Long-Term Care of Returned Objects

Discussants: Fang Hui and Karen Eyre Moshie Ortua-Artiaga

Concluding Session - 6:30-7:00 pm PST/9:30-10:00 am +1 day China/Philippines

All Discussants and Moderators