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Kolloquium Provenienzforschung

Am Montag, 20. November 2023, 18 Uhr, diskutieren Dr. Gabriele Richter, Dr. Markus Scholz, Dr. Ohiniko Mawussé Toffa und Dr. Eeva-Kristiina Nylander über „Missionary ‘Collecting’ in Colonial Contexts – Aspects of the Relationship between Mission and Colonialism".

Since the 15th century, Catholic and Protestant missionary movements contributed to the worldwide spread of Christianity. In many cases, the establishment of European colonial rule also relied on their support. Against the background of the ongoing debate about cultural and collection goods from colonial contexts, a discussion about the relationship between mission and colonialism has also gained momentum. As recent research shows, missionaries often supported the acquisition activities of ethnological museums and anthropological collections. Several thousands of objects from missionary contexts can be found in German museums. These collections are material testimonies, both of the mission history and of the often violent suppression of local religious practices.

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Anmeldeschluss: 17.11.2023
veröffentlicht am: 07.11.2023