German Contact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts Now Launched
With its seat at the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States, the German Cotact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts is the new central port of call for all questions about collections from colonial contexts in Germany.
The Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States will hold administrative and organisational responsibility for the Contact Point, and will form a project consortium together with the German Lost Art Foundation, the International Museum Cooperation Agency (until this Agency has been set up, the Federal Foreign Office will participate as a stand-in); and the municipal umbrella organisations.
The Contact Point is aimed in particular at individuals and institutions from the countries and societies of origin. As the first point of contact, it will give them access to information on collections in Germany from colonial contexts. In addition, it will offer guidance to institutions in Germany and establish contacts and networks between the relevant stakeholders.
The establishment of the Contact Point originated in a decision by the Federal Government, Länder and municipal umbrella organisations. On 13 March 2019, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office for International Cultural Policy, the Cultural Affairs Ministers of the Länder and the municipal umbrella organisations agreed on “Framework Principles for Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts”.
The website of the Contact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts can be found at: www.cp3c.org.
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