A cartoon dealing with the issue of the repatriation of cultural artefacts
The cartoon shows the issue of the repatriation of cultural artefacts from museum collections as one about cultural identity and grievance.
The inspiration behind the cartoon was the debate about the return of the Elgin Marbles or Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to Greece – a debate that has sometimes been used by greek politicians to bolster Greek national identity (and their own careers?).
The 2020s have seen an increase demands for artifacts to be returned to their countries of origin, due to the rise in identity politics and anticolonialism.
The cartoon also looks at grievance culture – the issue of identity generated through a sense of grievance.
A cartoon about ethnology, ethnography, enthographic or enthnological museum collections.