Philipp Schorch

Research group leader

Philipp Schorch is a professor of Museum Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany.  He is also an honorary senior research associate at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, UK. Philipp's research focuses on museums; material culture, history and theory; contemporary art and (post)colonial histories; the Pacific and Europe; collaborations with Indigenous artists, curators, and scholars; and (post)socialisms. He is lead co-author of Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2021; and Otago University Press, 2020), and co-editor of Curating (Post-)Socialist Environments (transcript, 2021), Exploring Materiality and Connectivity in Anthropology and Beyond (UCL Press, 2020) and Curatopia: Museums and the Future of Curatorship (Manchester University Press, 2020).

For more information, read about Philipp's current projects – NIU voyaging into the future, Recollecting Rapa Nui, Sāmoan multiplicities, Thinking through islandness, Beyond the nature/culture devide, CAS research focus– and visit his LMU webpage.