Museum- a lively place

in GRASSI Museum Leipzig

Fünf posierende Personen, beim Großteil Tattoos sichtbar
© Mo.Zaboli


Clothes, jars,sculptures, weapons, jewelery and other accessories allow for a tour through art and everyday life from different parts of the world in the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig.

A museum in transition

For many years, the ethnological museum landscape has been strongly in motion in Europe. The GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig responds to these discourses, offers space for critical discussions and invites art schools, universities, associations, persons involved in the theatre, artists and musicians to discuss the collection and the permanent exhibition.

To the exhibition

special exhibition
22.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

GRASSI invites #4: Tattoo & Piercing. (un)covered

In part two of the exhibition the "Living Archive" is being presented with objects, photographs and artistic works

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professionelles Fotoshooting im GRASSI Museum
© SKD, Foto: Antje Kröger

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History of the collection

The Leipzig ethnographical museum was built on the universal collection amassed by the Dresden court councillor and librarian Gustav Klemm, whose aim was to document the cultural history of humanity. Today, the museum holds around 200,000 objects and 150,000 historical photographs and documents.

History of the collection

Elefantenstatue mit vielen Köpfen und Armen, davor ein großes Mandala

From our Online Collection

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