Category Archives: Ethnography

Ethnography Museum Herrnhut: Crow Fair. Powwow bei den Crow Indianern Montanas

Until June 9th 2013 the Ethnography Museum Herrnhut is presenting a photographic exhibition devoted to the “Crow Fair”, one of the world’s largest Native American Indian gatherings. Featuring photographs by Gunter Jentzsch “Crow Fair. Powwow bei den Crow Indianern Montanas” … Continue reading

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Grassi Liest 2013: The Leipzig Buchmesse in the Grassi Museums

With the last snow of winter melting quicker than chocolate cake of dreams on the fire of reality, it must be time once again for Leipzig Buchmesse. And once again the three Leipzig Grassi Museums are playing host to a … Continue reading

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Hinter die Kulissen geschaut: Grassi Museums’ Open Day 2013

On Sunday March 3rd the three Leipzig Grassi Museums invite all interested parties to take a peek behind, normally, closed doors. To step through the velvet curtain and learn what happens behind the scenes at the Applied Art, Ethnography and … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: MINKISI – Sculptures from Lower Congo

As the wind blew the first snow of winter from the roof of the Grassi Museum complex, the  Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum presented a first view of its major winter exhibition. An exhibition that takes the visitor far away from … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum Exhibition Opening: MINKISI – Sculptures from lower Congo

On Thursday December 6th the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum open their winter exhibition “MINKISI – Sculptures from lower Congo” For the people of the former Kingdom of Loango – now-a-days part of Congo – little was as important as their … Continue reading

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Doomsday 2012 ? The Dresdner Maya-Codex.

Mixed in with all the Christmas joy this coming festive season is one big, fairly existential, question: What if the Maya calendar is correct and the world ends on December 21 2012? While admittedly no one will be able to … Continue reading

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Shadow Puppet Theatre in Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Il cavallo incantato

On Sunday November 25th the Leipzig based Puppeteers Franziska Merkel and Giuseppe Sciarratta present “Il cavallo incantato” – The Enchanted Horse – in the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum. Accompanied by live flute music and percussion the story of Prince Firuz … Continue reading

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Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden: The Damascus Room in Dresden

Although currently not experiencing its happiest nor most illustrious days, Damascus is without question one of the most important cities in the middle East and over the centuries has served as one of the principle gateways between East and West. … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Klang – das ethnologische Echo

On Wednesday October 10th the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum begins a series of events examining the sounds that surround us and their ethnological relevance. Staged in cooperation with the Leipzig University Ethnography Department, “Klang – das ethnologische Echo” opens with … Continue reading

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“Das Charakteristische erfassen”. Illustrations by German Geographic Research Trips of the 19th and early 20th Century

These days no serious geographer would dream of heading out on a research trip without a digital camera, GPS device and laptop. Thus ensuring that every new discovery or experience can be as accurately recorded as modern technology allows. In … Continue reading

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