Museum- a lively place

in GRASSI Museum Leipzig

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

Intro

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.

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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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
Ganesha

From our Online Collection

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