Bianca Baumann

Bianca Baumann is a Cultural Anthropologist and works as Research Associate within the PAESE project at the State Museum Hanover. She completed her curatorial traineeship at the museum in Hanover and was involved as curator in the exhibitions Difficult Legacy. Remnants of Colonialism today as well as Cedric Nunn. Unsettled. She has also worked at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin and at a publishing house in London. At the universities in Mainz and Port Elizabeth, she studied Cultural Anthropology, African Linguistic Studies and Sociology. Her research interest lies on African history as well as the tangible and intangible heritage in Africa. Regional focuses are Southern Africa and the former German colonies in Africa, particularly Cameroon.

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The project "Conditions of acquisitions in colonial Cameroon" came to an end in October 2021. Please direct project-related enquiries to the heads of the sub-project Claudia Andratschke and Mareike Späth.

Publications

Co-editied with Alexis von Poser (Eds.): Heikles Erbe. Koloniale Spuren bis in die Gegenwart, Dresden: Sandstein 2016.

Vom Gebrauchsgegenstand zur Projektionsfläche. Das koloniale Sammeln und seine Folgen am Beispiel der Kamerun-Sammlung des Landesmuseums, in: Baumann, Bianca; Poser, Alexis von: Heikles Erbe. Koloniale Spuren bis in die Gegenwart, Dresden: Sandstein 2016, 198-211.

Alternativen in einer postkolonialen Welt, in: Baumann, Bianca; Poser, Alexis von (Eds.): Heikles Erbe. Koloniale Spuren bis in die Gegenwart, Dresden: Sandstein 2016, 362-373.

Zwischen Hysterie, Xenophobie und gut gemeinten Ratschlägen. Zwei deutsche Provenienzforscherinnen in Kamerun während der Coronakrise, auf: Retour. Freier Blog für Provenienzforschende, 08.04.2020. (together with Isabella Bozsa)

Between hysteria, xenophobia and well-meant advice. Two German provenance researchers in Cameroon during the corona crisis, auf: PAESE. Postcolonial Provenance Research, May 2020. (together with Isabella Bozsa)

Vernetzungsarbeit von Niedersachsen nach Berlin bis Westkamerun und Douala – Beispiel einer „multi-sited“ Provenienzforschung, auf: Retour. Freier Blog für Provenienzforschende, 08.04.2020. (together with Isabella Bozsa)

Voices of Students on a Contested Heritage. Workshop on Provenance Research at the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Douala in Nkongsamba, 9.–10.03.2020, auf: Retour. Freier Blog für Provenienzforschende, 19.05.2020. (together with Rachel Mariembe and Isabella Bozsa)

Contact:

Researcher: Bianca Baumann (State Museum Hanover)

Subproject: Conditions of acquisitions in colonial Cameroon

Head of the Subproject: Dr. Claudia Andratschke (State Museum Hanover)

Academic Adviser: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald (Leibniz University Hanover)