Kapstadt (ZA)

BREAK THIS UNBEARABLE SILENCE! RESTITUTION – REPATRIATION & HUMAN REMAINS

On the repatriation and the reburial of Trooi and Klaas Pienaar

Artefakte//aktivierung in conversation with Dikagisho Mokoma from the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in Kuruman (Northern Cape), 23 September 2014

South African anatomist Prof Alan Morris (1987) gives the figure of over 150 human skeletons which were collected by Rudolf Pöch in South Africa between 1907 and 1909 and brought to the University of Vienna.

After the reburial of Trooi and Klaas Pienaar the process of repatriation of human remains from Austria stopped.

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Links

* Rassool, Ciraj (2015), „Re-storing the Skeletons of Empire: Return, Reburial and Rehumanisation in Southern Africa“, in: Journal of Southern African Studies, Volume 41, Issue 3, 2015 (Special Issue: South African Empire)
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057070.2015.1028002?journalCode=cjss20#.VcfGxEUbqCZ

* Zuma, Jacob (12 August 2012), „Our museums must be transformed and decolonised“
http://www.politicsweb.co.za/documents/our-museums-must-be-transformed-and-decolonised–j

* Program of the re-burial on 12 August 2012
http://iziko.org.za/PDF/PROGRAMME%20FOR%20THE%20REBURIAL%20OF%20KLAAS%20AND%20TROOI%20PIENAAR.pdf

* http://homepage.univie.ac.at/walter.sauer/Afrikanisches_Oesterreich2-Dateien/INDABA74_Pienaar.pdf

* http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2013/11/18/fait-accompli-in-search-of-actions-for-postcolonial-injunctions-an-introduction/