British Natural History Museum testing on remains


darakat writes "It appears that the British Natural History Museum have been doing something a bit naughty buy testing on Australian aboriginal remains despite agreeing that it would stop. "The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) has been negotiating with the museum for the return of the remains since 2000. The museum agreed to the request last year, but it subsequently started scientific testing on the culturally-sensitive material. The British High Court is currently in a case with the TAC and the British Natural History Museum on weather or not the remains should be returned. The case has some possible impacts for museums worldwide as it could set a precedent for the return of many remains otherwise that would be kept in the hands of museums as opposed to their traditional (or other) owners.

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