Starting 7 May 2020 the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig is open again regularly from 10 to 18 (except Mondays). Please note that for the time being only the special exhibition "Scenes of life" is on display.

History of the Collection

The museum was founded by Leipzig citizens in 1869. In subsequent years the collection grew considerably not only by way of new acquisitions, but also of objects donated or endowed by friends, patrons, or sponsors. Back then, well-renowned personalities were closely linked to the museum, among them Heinrich Schliemann who discovered Troy, as well as the publishers Brockhaus and Meyer.


Ganesha, Götterplastik, Indien, Foto: Tom Dachs
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