Distinguished Lecture on Trafficking and Destruction of African Heritage with Prof. George Abungu

Distinguished Lecture on Trafficking and Destruction of African Heritage with Prof. George Abungu

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:00am

Virtual Event
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Prof. George Abungu will discuss the looting, destruction and illicit trafficking of Africa's cultural heritage that is rampart to the present.  The presentation provides reasons for the never-ending challenges and proposes some actions that are required to address this vice.

Co-sponsored by

  • HU Center for African Studies
  • HU Department of African Studies
  • HU Archaeology Working Group
  • Archaeological Institute of America

About Prof. George Abungu

George Henry Okello Abungu is a Cambridge-trained archaeologist and Emeritus Director-General of the National Museums of Kenya.

Prof. Abungu has been a guest scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute, visiting professor in numerous universities worldwide. He is a recipient of the “Ife Prize in Museology” 2007, Distinction of “Passeur du Patrimone 2009; Lifetime Achievement in Defense of Art 2012, ARCA; Chevalier de l’Order de Arts et des Lettres 2012, France; AWHF Award 2016; and Ordre National Du Lion Chevalier, 2018, Senegal.

He has published in archaeology, heritage management, illicit trafficking in heritage, restitution, museology, and heritage and sustainable development.

He is a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Stellenbosch, was Elizabeth Eddy Professor of Applied Anthropology, University of Florida and founding Professor of Heritage Studies, University of Mauritius. He is a Special Advisor to the Director General of ICCROM, Rome.

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Location

Virtual Event
United States

Cost

Free Event

How to Register

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