Press release -

Maori talk at Forres museum

Two representatives from the Museum of New Zealand will give a talk in Forres next week on the importance to the Maori people of having ancestral remains repatriated to their homeland.

The talk, which is open to the public, will take place at the Falconer Museum on Monday at 3.30pm.

It will be followed on Tuesday by a ceremony at which the museum will formally return a Maori skull dating from the 19th century. The skull was donated to the museum around 1883 or 1884 and is believed to have been on public display for only a short time, since when it has been preserved in storage.


  • Education


  • maori skull
  • falconer museum
  • repatriation ceremony


  • Scotland

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