Category Archives: Ethnography

Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin. Family Sunday in the Three Grassi Leipzig Museums.

With winter finally showing itself the three Grassi Leipzig Museums will be presenting their annual Winter Family Sunday on February 9th. Under the title “Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin” the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts, Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Kokdu – Companions of the Soul.

On Thursday September 26th the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum open their major autumn exhibition Kokdu – Companions of the Soul. In Korean folklore Kokdu are other-wordly beings who assist the dead as they pass from the physical to the spiritual … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Von Leipzig in die Welt

Those of us who’ve been away this summer have no doubt brought one or the other reminder of our travels back with us. Museum collections are largely built on a similar principle. If on a slightly different scale. The Grassi … Continue reading

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GRASSI-Fest 2013

Much like the famous spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, so to does the annual Grassi Museums GRASSI-Fest help smooth the transition from summer to autumn. The GRASSI-Fest 2013 will be staged on Sunday September 8th and … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Vogelspuren – From Albatros to Zeisig.

Until August 25th 2013 the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is presenting a special exhibition devoted to the avian world, and for all the cultural and ethnological importance of birds. Organised on cooperation with Leipzig Natural History Museum Vogelspuren – From … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Atelier Natur – Art from Earth and Plant Colours

As anyone who has ever wondered at the works of Aboriginal, Native American Indian and similar arts in the Grassi Museum’s exhibitions can testify – nature gives us the most intense, warming and challenging colours. But it needn’t only be … Continue reading

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Finissage: MINKISI – Sculptures from Lower Congo

On Sunday June 2nd the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum special exhibition MINKISI – Sculptures from Lower Congo closes. But before it does the exhibition curator Dr. Christine Seige leads one final tour through the exhibition. Presenting an unparalleled insight into … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Chinese Tea Time!

On Saturday June 1st the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is inviting all interested visitors to tea. Chinese tea to be specific. Under the guidance of Sinilogist Linus Schlüter from the Konfuzius Institut Leipzig, the afternoon will introduce participants to not … Continue reading

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Jagdfieber. Museums Night 2013 in Leipzig and Halle

On Saturday May 4th, 76 museums in Leipzig and Halle celebrate the 5th joint museums night. And naturally the three Grassi museums are also involved with programmes of guided tours and talks for the young and not so. In the … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum:Kon Tiki – Film and Discussion

With Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg version of the story of Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 Kon-Tiki voyage currently drifting through the cinemas like a balsa raft in the Pacific Ocean the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum are staging their own evening devoted … Continue reading

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