University Gazette, 29 November 2007: Notices
Request from the Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) for the repatriation of human remains held in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
In accordance with the procedure for dealing with repatriation claims set out in the University's Policy on Human Remains Held by the University of Oxford's Museums, the Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History have considered a claim from the Museum of New Zealand for the return of specified Maori and Moriori human remains in the University collections held by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Visitors are recommending that Council agree to repatriation.
The procedure (see Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4787, dated 15 November 2006, available at http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/ 2006-7/supps/2_4787.pdf) requires that when the governing body of the relevant museum has submitted to Council a recommendation regarding the claim, notice of the recommendation and availability of the dossier of the case for consultation should be advertised in the Gazette, giving parties with an interest an opportunity to comment. Any comments received are to be considered by Council in reaching a final decision on the recommendation submitted by the governing body of the museum.
The recommendation of the Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History will be considered by Council at its meeting on 14 January 2008.
The dossier may be consulted on application to Mr L.C.C. Reynolds, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (email@example.com ). Any submissions regarding the Visitors' recommendation should be sent to Mr Reynolds by 20 December.
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