Provenance Research in Non-European Collections and Ethnography in Lower Saxony
The objectives of the PAESE project are
- basic research on the ways in which ethnological or ethnographic collections in Lower Saxony were acquired, as well as research on related issues in the participating institutions,
- networking and cooperation with representatives of the respective societies of origin,
- the establishment of networks regarding provenance research on collections from colonial contexts. These networks are to include not only research conducted in Lower Saxony but also comparable projects in the German-speaking and other European countries,
- Transparency and initiation of a dialogue about the origin of the objects and their future handling, based on accessibility of the collections under research to all interested parties.
Municipal Museum Braunschweig
Das Städtische Museum Braunschweig wurde 1861 von engagierten Braunschweiger Bürgern, mit dem Ziel gegründet, Sammlungen zur Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte der Stadt aufzunehmen...
The Ethnological Collection of the Georg-August-University Göttingen is one of the most important teaching and research collections in the German-speaking world. Its beginnings date back to the time of the Enlightenment....
Lower Saxon State Museum Hanover
The Landesmuseum Hannover, the largest national state museum in Lower Saxony, houses the Department of Ethnology, Archaeology and Natural History as well as the State Gallery. It evolved from the Museum für Kunst und Wissenschaft (Museum of Art and Science), founded in 1856 by civic associations....
Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim
When the Hildesheim Museum was founded in 1844, it was initially named “City Museum” (“Städtisches Museum”). In 1894 it was first renamed “Roemer-Museum” and then got its current name, “Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum”, in 1911...
State Museum Nature and Man Oldenburg
The State Museum Nature and Man Oldenburg was founded in 1836 by Grand Duke Paul Friedrich August von Oldenburg (1783-1853). The purchase of a collection of insects, birds, and mammals that had been constituted especially for the museum by the Delmenhorst District Physicist Dr. Otto Ernst Oppermann (1764-1851) even dates back to the year 1835...
In 1849 Lutheran pastor Ludwig Harms founded the “Hermannsburg Mission” seminary in the small town of Hermannsburg in Lower Saxony, and began training missionaries with the aim of sending them to the Gallas people (today’s Oromo people) in Abyssinia (in today’s Ethiopia). Soon after, in 1853, the first missionaries, farmers and tradesmen left on the purpose-built mission ship ‘Candace’ to start their mission work in Ethiopia. However, access to the intended mission area in Ethiopia had been barred, so the first missions eventually were established in South Africa....