Taking Care

Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care: The EU cooperation project of 13 European partners started in October 2019.

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For "SWICH - Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage" (2014 - 2018), ten European partner museums reflected current issues concerning the role of ethnographic museums within an increasingly differentiated European society. The focus of this EU-cooperation project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, lay on central concerns of visionary ethnographic museum practice within the context of a post-migrant society.

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Ritual Spirituality in the Philippine Cordilleras

The virtual exhibition of the Linden-Museum’s Philippine Cordilleran collections is the result of a three month residency of Prof. Dr. Leah Enkiwe Abayao at the Linden-Museum within the EU project SWICH (see above). Herself a member of the Ifugao people and having grown up in a traditional Cordilleran village, she currently serves as a director of the Cordillera Studies Center at the University of the Philippines at Baguio.

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Researching Cabinets of Wonder

From 2012 - 2015, the German Research Foundation has promoted the project „The Cabinets of Wonders of the Dukes of Württemberg: Investigating their Inventory, History and Context“. A large portion of the original collection can be found in the Württemberg State Museum. Additional objects are spread over eight other museums, amongst which are the ethnological objects located in the Linden-Museum Stuttgart.

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Perspectives on the Inca

The Tribus special edition contains the lectures of the International Symposium from March 3rd to March 5th, 2014, in cooperation with University of Bonn, Department of Anthropology of the Americas, sponsored by Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung.

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The collection of Japanese Netsuke – miniature carvings that served as belt toggles up into the 19th century – constitutes one of the Linden-Museum’s most important collections. Made up of 800 objects, the majority of these items were donated by the industrialist married couple of Christian and Anna Trumpf. Thanks to the generous support of the Berthold Leibinger Foundation, an online catalogue has now been realized.