Subprojects

Subprojects

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Fragments of Colonial Collecting - Cultures of Remembrance reflecting on the Cameroon Collection of Kurt Strümpell (1872-1947) in the Municipal Museum of Braunschweig and in Oral Tradition

 

In the subproject of PAESE at the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, the acquisition circumstances of the collection of Kurt Strümpell (1876-1947) under the conditions of German colonial rule in Cameroon are investigated. Between 1901 and 1908 Strümpell donated about 700 objects to the ethnographic collections of the museum of his hometown. These include objects from western, south-western and north-western Cameroon as well as today's Adamaoua, a region in the extreme north of Cameroon, extending into parts of Nigeria. From 1900 to 1912 Strümpell was an officer in the German colony of Cameroon. ...

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Many Roads Lead to Göttingen The Ethnological Collection of the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the International Trade Routes and Networks in the 19th and 20th Centuries

The aim of the project is the reconstruction of trade routes and networks between Germany and its former colony in German New Guinea, now Papua New Guinea. Those networks and trade routes that are directly related to objects from the Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen will be examined and analysed....

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Colonialism as It was Taught – the Teachings of Colonialism Colonial Holdings of the Ethnographic Collection Göttingen and their Academic Utilisations

The dissertation project is designed as provenance research and focuses on the history of the impact of the Ethnographic Collection Göttingen from colonial contexts by analysing its documentation, use and interpretation history. University collections are understood as places with epistemological power, which have been and are still being interrelated with academic practices of teaching and research...

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Conditions of acquisitions in colonial Cameroon

 

The PAESE sub-project currently under way at the Landesmuseum Hannover, is centred on an analysis of the genesis of the ethnographic collection of the museum, with a focus on colonial acquisitions of objects from Cameroon. Special attention will be paid to the examination of the contexts of the object acquisitions, thus examining the social, cultural, economic, political and legal circumstances surrounding the change of ownership. The research will take into account people involved in the process of object exchange, the accompanying social transfer of knowledge, the production of knowledge and the change in meaning of the objects, as well as collecting practices and forms of presentation at the Provinzial- respectively Landesmuseum Hannover. It is to be shown to what extent individuals exert influence on the social life and the attribution of meanings to the objects. In addition, it will be examined what role objects from the colonies played in general in the exhibitions of the museum in Hanover...

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Ethnografika außereuropäischen, insbesondere kolonialen Ursprungs aus rechtshistorischer, juristischer und rechtsethischer Sicht

Gegenstand des Teilprojekts im PAESE-Forschungsverbund sind die rechtshistorischen, juristischen und rechtsethischen Aspekte des Gesamtprojekts zur Erforschung der Provenienz außereuropäischer Sammlungen in den am Verbund beteiligten niedersächsischen Museen...

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The Colonial Ethnological Collections in the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim Reconstruction of Collection Biographies and Regional Networks

The main objective of the subproject based at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim is a study of individual, very heterogeneous collections as well as of their acquisition histories, which are a key aspect of the respective object biographies. Various approaches are used to shed light on strategies of collecting that were possibly employed before 1918: research at the Hildesheim City Archive, consultation of additional documents in other archives, and the study of other sources (colonial documents, travel reports, diaries, etc.) that have as yet received little attention. A special focus is on the collectors, many of whom are little-known, and their role in the context of the acquisition of collections in the colonial era...

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Colonial Collecting Practices in Military Contexts - Study of the Ethnological Collections in the State Museum of Nature and Man Oldenburg

The PAESE project at the State Museum Nature and Man Oldenburg investigates the origin – the provenance – and the circumstances of acquisition of ethnological objects from colonial contexts. The focus is on objects from former German colonial areas, as they form the main part of the colonial contexts from which the objects in the State Museum originate. This results in a regional focus on today's countries Tanzania, Cameroon and Papua New Guinea...

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