Museums around the world face the challenge of reflecting the diversity and voices of the cultures and peoples behind their collections dating back to colonial times. The Museum of Ethnography in Geneva (MEG) is working to acknowledge cultural property, cultural rights, and intellectual property rights within their Indigenous collections – shifting their priorities from ownership to stewardship.
"We can merge and collaborate with all these communities in the sense that we are the guardians of the physical health and well-being of these collections", said Carine Ayélé Durand, Chief Curator, Head of Collection Unit, MEG.
Read more: https://www.wipo.int/tk/en/news/tk/2021/news_0015.html
More on intellectual property and traditional cultural expressions: https://www.wipo.int/tk/en/folklore/
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