Title of Lecture: Claims and counterclaims to heritage: objects, texts, archives in motion in nineteenth-century Latin-America and the Pacific, Christian Stenz & Dr. Susann Liebich , ZEGK Heidelberg University

Looking at the history of the so-called Tikal-lintels and a collection of personal writings of Scottish migrants now at Waipū Museum (NZ) we ask how the meaning of these objects has changed from the 19th century onwards, turning them from every-day objects to cultural heritage items of (inter-)national significance.