Indigenous leaders’ bark art breakthrough with British Museum

The Guardian | Paul Daley:

Artefacts sacred to Victoria’s Dja Dja Wurrung people could be exhibited next year in Australia – a move activists hope could one day lead to their permanent return. The British Museum, long intransigent on repatriating treasures such as the Parthenon marbles to their original owners, has entered detailed negotiations with a Victorian Aboriginal clan about potentially returning its sacred artefacts from London… Read more

Image: Detail of an etched bark taken from the Dja Dja Wurrung people in the 1850s and now in the collection of the British Museum. It is currently on show in Canberra as part of the National Museum of Australia’s Encounters exhibition. Photograph: Museum Victoria/AAP