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28 Feb 2022  |  Ilja Labischinski

Objects of colonial desire: The “Tsimshian Totem Pole” in the Ethnologisches Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

On 10 July 1895 the Royal Anthropological Museum in Berlin (today Ethnologisches Museum) received a letter from the German colonial...

10 Jan 2022  |  H. Glenn Penny & Philipp Schorch

Zurückgeben ist nicht die einzige Lösung: Wie Objekte in ethnologischen Museen erweckt werden

Die Debatte über die Ausstellung von kolonialer Raubkunst stellt den Sinn ethnologischer Museen in Frage. Dabei gerät eine Sache...

22 Dec 2021  |  Annina Christine Gyger

When my studies became 3D: Learning through objects as a museum intern

After four years of studying social and cultural anthropology at LMU Munich, my internship with Dr. Hilke Thode-Arora, curator of the...

22 Nov 2021  |  Ruben Darío Chambi

El Alto: Indigeneity in an Aymara city

I am from El Alto, one of the youngest cities in Bolivia, not only because of its recent creation (1985), but also because at least...

01 Oct 2021  |  Sara Riordan

Island cooking: Portraits of Sāmoa. Told through food

What does Sāmoa taste like? Taro? Palusami? Chop Suey? I’m sure if you were to ask 100 different Sāmoans, you’d get 100 different...

07 Sep 2021  |  Vilsoni Hereniko & Philipp Schorch

Sina ma Tinirau: An oral tale set on Rotuma, Fiji

Watch the recently released trailer for Sina ma Tinirau. The animated short film will come out later this year.