Discussion Event on Colonialism and Ethnology at the Humboldt Forum on 20 October 2021

Blog entry from 10/11/2021

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Large outrigger boat from the island of Luf (Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea) in the Ethnologisches Museum’s module “Oceania: People and the Sea – A Sea of Islands” at the Humboldt Forum
Large outrigger boat from the island of Luf (Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea) in the Ethnologisches Museum’s module “Oceania: People and the Sea – A Sea of Islands” at the Humboldt Forum
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Alexander Schippel

The discussion event “Inventur – Kolonialismus und Ethnologie im Pazifik” (Inventory – Colonialism and Ethnology in the Pacific) is taking place on October 2021, at 7 pm, at the Humboldt Forum. The Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Museum for Asian Art) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are hosting the event to the panel discussion.

The question of how ethnological museums have dealt with colonial history will be discussed by historian and journalist...

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