Maori remains

An announcement about an event on campus later in the week. Please contact June Jones for further information, not the Centre. Her email address is below.

Maori carved house post from Tanenuiarangi meeting house, Waipapa marae, University of AucklandThe University is pleased to be returning a collection of Maori human remains to representatives of the New Zealand Museum Te Papa in October 2013. As part of their visit, we are delighted to invite you to the following events:

The importance of returning Mäori remains to their homelands in Aotearoa New Zealand

Our Maori guests will explain the importance of returning human remains and Maori cultural objects. They will detail the research that has been taking place in New Zealand about how remains were collected for transport throughout Europe, and how remains are dealt with on their return. This will be a very moving seminar, and relevant for anyone interested in colonial history, repatriation work and ways in which minority groups can be honoured. The seminar is free, open to all members of the University and members of the public. No need to book, so please just come along and bring friends.

Venue: Arthur Thomson Lecture Theatre, Medical School.
Date: Thursday 17 October 2013.
Time: 4-5pm

A unique opportunity to hear Maori music and song!

After the repatriation seminar, we will be moving on to the newly opened Bramall Music Building.
Maori elders will be giving a presentation about
•         traditional Maori waiata (chants and songs)
•         musical instruments including the putatara (conch shell trumpet),
•         koauau and Nguru (two types of Maori flutes).

They will play the instruments and also sing examples of their waiata (chants and songs), which will form part of a formal handover ceremony of ancient Maori remains the following day.
This informal presentation will be a must for anyone interested in ancient forms of music, traditional native cultures and the richness of diverse inheritance. Come along to hear and meet our Maori guests.

This is a free event, open to members of the University and members of the public.

Venue: Foyer, Bramall Music building
Date: Thursday 17 October, 2013
Time: 5.30-6pm

For any further information, please contact Dr June Jones on j.jones.1@bham.ac.uk

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