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This two-day symposium examined institutional challenges and responses to contested historical legacies in public spaces. Participants deliberated on controversies related to statues, memorials, street names, and other forms of public commemoration– sometimes celebration – of events or persons with complicated histories, especially those involved in slavery and other human exploitation in colonial eras. The focus was on decision-makers and decision-making processes. The results will help inform the framing of a multi-year project designed to identify guidelines and best practices, along with a series of case studies, to help decision-makers in municipalities, universities, and museums, address future controversies in a responsible and effective manner.