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Den Sammlern auf der Spur: Provenienzforschung zu kolonialen Kontexten am Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum Hildesheim 2017/18
„On the Trail of the Collectors” presents the results of a provenance research project conducted at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim in 2017/18. The focus of the project was on the provenance of ethnographic objects that came to Hildesheim from the comprehensive holdings of the Royal Museum of Ethnology in Berlin at the turn of the 19th/20th century, and on the circumstances under which these objects were acquired. Most of these artefacts from almost every continent were collected in colonial contexts. The volume provides biographical information on the collectors, and a discussion of the very heterogeneous ways in which they acquired ethnographic objects.