The Diaspora Protection and Preservation Network (DPPN), is of African diaspora professionals and cultural institutions, who have come together to promote, educate and disseminate information on issues of the restitution of African artefacts and human remains held within British and other museums in the West.
The central aims of the DPPN are:
- Strategic planning and distribution of diasporic heritage practitioners with a view to developing skills, knowledge exchange, research, and sharing of good practice (especially with African Museums and cultural institutions).
- To support and advocate for the four pathways for restitution and 22 recommendations identified in the 2020 AFFORD publishes guiding documents in Return of the Icons campaign – African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) (afford-uk.org)
Look out for forthcoming DPPN collaborations with African and UK institutions.