Keywords: Museum Practice; Decolonisation; Collecting and Classification Systems; Perspective; Authorised Heritage Discourse; Repatriation/Restitution, Anti-racism
Biography: Christo Kefalas received her D.Phil in anthropology from the University of
Oxford, studying a Māori collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum to explore contemporary
approaches to Indigenous knowledge and repatriation of collections. She has worked
as a curator at the British Museum, Great North Museum Newcastle, and managed the
creation of the World Cultures Gallery at the Horniman Museum. She currently works
as the Global and Inclusive Histories Curator for the National Trust.
A.5. Heritage as Contestation and Change: Decolonisation in Practice