SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage) is a EU cooperation project. From November 2014 to September 2018, ten European museums will reflect current issues concerning the role of ethnographic museums within an increasingly differentiated European society.
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.
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.
Further information (in German)
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.
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.
Ethnology Museums in German-speaking Countries
Are you interested in ethnological exhibitions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland? Under the following links you will find museums with ethnological collections.
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Schweiz
Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim
Weltmuseum Wien, Österreich