2015 / 25 minutes

Directed by
Teri F. Brewer
Country of production
United Kingdom United States

Human remains from the California Channel Islands were donated to an English city museum nearly a century ago. More recently research began into how they came to be there, and whose remains they are. The story of the remains turns out to be entwined with the story of the family that donated them to the museum in surprising ways. An international collaboration between curators, archaeologists and descendants pieced the story together, gleaning information from the available historical records and through non-destructive examinations which together can provide a foundation for curatorial decisions about the future of such collections held in an international context.

This film is also available as part of the RAI Documentary Shorts Collection on RAI PLAYER: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/raishortscollection

In the 2015 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
North America Western Europe
United Kingdom
United States
Archaeology Archival material / Museum displays