We have just published a new article documenting the progress we made as a research project. The article sheds light on the position of Finland in conversations on the movement of unprovenanced cultural objects, within the national, the Nordic and the global contexts. Finland’s geopolitical position, as a “hard border” of the European Union neighbouring the Russian Federation, and its current legislative provisions, which do not include import regulations, mean that it has the potential to be significant in understanding the movement of cultural property at transnational levels. In particular, we outline a recent initiative started at the University of Helsinki to kick-start a national debate on ethical working with cultural objects and manuscripts. Continue reading “New open access article published: “Researching Cultural Objects and Manuscripts in a Small Country””
On 3-4 May 2018, Suzie Thomas presented a paper on our WCOM collective at the workshop “Cultural Heritage, a Tool in Conflict and a Victim of War,” which was organized by the Norwegian Institute in Rome and La Sapienza Rome University.
For more information on the program and to read the abstracts of the other speakers, see http://www.hf.uio.no/dnir/om/aktuelt/arrangementer/2018/cultural-heritage-workshop.html.