Fächer aus Wurzeln, in der Mitte gemustert
© SKD , Foto: Johanna Funke
Starting 21 May 2020 the Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut is open again regularly from 9 to 17 (except Monday).

From the depot. Rarely exhibited objects from the collections

There are approximately 6,500 ethnological objects in the inventory of the Völkerkundemuseums Herrnhut (Museum of Ethnology, Herrnhut) of which around 2,000 are on display in a permanent  exhibition. The other 4,500 collection  objects are stored in a depot and are rarely accessible to the public. This special exhibition is now showing a representative cross-section of the richly varied inventory.

  • DATES 31/03/2017—17/09/2017

The collections of the Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut were created by missionaries of the Evangelical Unity of rethren. The objects from distant lands  were intended to shed light on the life styles of different cultures. From the outset, the museum association has also followed a policy of purchasing objects from other continents. Circa 1890, for example, a large collection from  Melanasia – Papua New Guinea, New Ireland, New  Britain – which has not  been exhibited in recent decades was purchased. Smaller collections and  individual  objects  also came  into the inventory via various routes. At the end  of the 20th century, the regional spectrum of the collections was expanded  with the donation of Vigo L. Glass (1919–2008) which contained over 500  items. All these collection objects serve as valuable evidence of the richness, craftsmanship and artistic heritage of foreign cultures. The museum is committed to preserving them and presenting them to the public.

Maske mit ovalem, langgezogenem Gesicht
© SKD, Foto: Johanna Funke
Giebelmaske, Neuguinea, Sepik-Gebiet, um 1895 Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut

[Translate to English:] Weitere Ausstellungen

Further Exhibitions
09.12.2016 —08.04.2018

Prolog #1-10

im Japanischen Palais

Verschiedene Objekte in einer Vitrine

Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden

im Japanischen Palais

reich verzierte Holztür mit Fenster
24.06.2017 —15.10.2017

Museum on the Couch #3

im GRASSI Museum Leipzig

Sieben Hände, die ein Tuch greifen und leicht daran ziehen
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