The treatment of human remains, whether they are contained in museum collections, connected with royalty or discovered during the course of building or other works, gives rise to a host of moral, ethical, religious and legal issues.
Should all remains be treated in the same way? If not where are the boundaries? If museums use human remains, are the boundaries the same for all uses (exhibition, teaching and scientific research)? Do we treat cultures that have disappeared (e.g. the Sumerians or ancient Egyptians) differently from living cultures and why do museums take the approach they do? How should the rights of indigenous peoples to the remains of their ancestors be properly respected?
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|Harry Martin||Case Note on Richard III: (The Queen on Application of Plantaget Alliance Ltd) v.
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|Kevin Chamberlain||The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act|
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|Appendix I||Natural History Museum Human Remains Policy|
|Appendix II||Policy for the Care of Human Remains in Museum of London Collections|
|Appendix III||Bitish Museum Policy: Human Remains in the Collection|
|Appendix IV||The University of Manchester – the Manchester Museum: Policy for the Care and
Use of Human Remains
|Appendix V||Applications to the Home Office to Exhume Remains for Reburial|
|Appendix VI||Material on Anne de Mowbray|
|Appendix VII||The Reasoning of the Court of Appeal in Rudewicz, R (on the application of) v.
Secretary of State for Justice
|Appendix VIII||Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act|
|Appendix IX||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984|
|Appendix X||Museums (Aborginal Remains) Act 1984|