Repatriation

For the past twenty years Queensland Museum and other museums in Australia have been working with Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities to return Ancestral Remains and. Many of these objects and remains were taken without permission.

Queensland Museum recognises that many remains and objects it has acquired belong to the communities from which they were taken. 

The repatriation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ancestral Remains and Secret and / or Sacred Objects is carried out in an atmosphere of respect, recognition and acknowledgment, sensitivity, mutual trust, emotion and reconciliation.