Ethnography and the Herrnhut Mission

in Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut

ein Raum mit Exponaten
© SKD, Foto: Hans Christian Krass

[Translate to English:] Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut

In 1732, the missionaries of the Moravian Church in Herrnhut began to bring back objects from their remote journeys, building in this way the founding collection of the Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut.

Heidelberger Statement

In accordance with the Annual Conference of Directors of Ethnographic Museums in the German speaking context 2019 the following official statement was published in Heidelberg on 6 May 2019.

Heidelberg Statement

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The missionary activity of the Protestant Moravian Church began in 1732, and evidence shows that the first ethnographical objects were collected by their missionaries in 1740.

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