Blog Posted on March 15, 2022
by Ray Barnett, head of collections and archives
In our efforts to address decolonisation, one major piece of work is around our use of language.
In everyday speech, many people are now more aware of terms that may be offensive to different …
Blog Posted on January 7, 2022
by Lisa Graves, curator of World Cultures
Updated April 2023.
The good news is we have been able to return the Cree coat to Canada. We first told you about this in early 2020 but on 13 October 2021 it finally left Bristol on its journey home.
Blog Posted on May 13, 2021
by Ray Barnett, Head of Collections and Archives
Last October, we summarised our approach to ‘decolonisation’ and our commitment to facing up to our colonial heritage.
We then looked at the current situation regarding repatriation of museum art…
Blog Posted on December 9, 2020
By Lisa Graves, curator of World Cultures
It’s coming up to a year since I wrote the first blog describing the ‘imminent’ return of a hunter’s coat to Aanischaaukamikw, the Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI), and a lot has happened during that time.
Blog Posted on October 12, 2020
by Finn White, Engagement Officer for Communities
As a museum service, we’ve decided to do something about our colonial heritage. This is the first of an ongoing series of blog posts that will document our attempts to come to terms with this most ch…
Story Posted on November 11, 2019
Many object labels in museums do not tell the full story.
This project seeks to uncover uncomfortable truths behind museum objects – how they were collected, what they represent and the difficult pasts that are hidden behind them.
Blog Posted on April 8, 2019
By Lisa Graves, World Cultures curator.
On 28 March Bristol Museum & Art Gallery officially returned the prehistoric remains and grave goods of individuals from the Tongva people to representatives of their descendants.
The small handover…