The Ethnologisches Museum Initiates a New Research Project Examining Indigenous Perspectives on Pandemics and Crises in the Amazon

Blog entry from 09/10/2020

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Indigenous women from the campaign “Rio Negro – nos cuidamos” sewing masks
Indigenous women from the campaign “Rio Negro – nos cuidamos” sewing masks
Copyright: Christian Braga / Greenpeace

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused all of Europe to be placed under lockdown in April and May 2020, it became clear on the other side of the Atlantic that the virus would not stop at the threshold of the sparsely populated Amazon. This provided the impetus for a new transcultural research project, initiated by the Ethnologisches Museum and financed by the Volkswagen Foundation, which builds on existing partnerships with local organisations to enable the expression of indigenous perspectives on...

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