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Repatriation: An Approach for a Fairer Museum

Simone Betito, a data visualization developer and advocate for women in the STEM fields, created the award winning "Repatriation: An Approach for a Fairer Museum" project in 2019 as part of her master's thesis at Parsons School of Design, The New School. The project provides a framework based on four criteria (Symbolism, Legality, Preservation, and Morality) to determine whether repatriation (defined as "the restoration of something to its rightful owner") is the appropriate action for a particular artifact or art piece. Betito tests the model using 5,000 items from the Metropolitan Museum's collection. At the link above visitors will find an explanation of the four pillars of the model, a visualization of the model applied to the Metropolitan Museum sample, a map of repatriation, and a list of references. Readers who enjoy this project may want to explore Betito's website (, which provides a portfolio of her other work, including a COVID-19 Impact Map.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 14th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
July 23rd, 2020 at 12:59pm
Date Of Record Release
July 23rd, 2020 at 3:13pm
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