Notice of Repatriation

The Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is committed to building meaningful, long-term and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities. The museum recognizes and respects the sovereignty and traditions of Indigenous communities. The museum will work towards integrating Indigenous expertise and guidance for the stewardship and care of Indigenous ancestral belongings. BSM recognizes that the repatriation of belongings to source communities, families, individuals and institutions is integral to this process.

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Semmelhack
Director and Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum
416 979 7799, ext. 231

To learn more about repatriation, please see:
Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)