“We want to delve more deeply into the objects' histories“

20.09.2017“We want to delve more deeply into the objects' histories“

How do objects come to be in museum collections? The need to ascertain whether a painting is Nazi-looted art or not has led to the development of a research routine during the past few years. Museums also investigate the origin of ethnographic objects, but in doing so they face other challenges.

In the video, SPK President Hermann Parzinger explains why provenance research in ethnological collections is a key issue for the Humboldt Forum – and what it involves doing.

A question for ... Hermann Parzinger: Why is provenance a key issue for the SPK?

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