Museum on the Couch #2: Reflections in the museum

“Museum on the Couch” aims to create an experimental space inside the ethnographic museum, enabling researchers and students alike to engage in practical solutions and present them to visitors.




  • DATES 30/06/2016—30/09/2016

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During summer term 2016, eight students of anthropology and three curators working at GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde have participated in our workshop that was formed by its continuously productive and controversial mode of discussion.

© Kevin Bress, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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The various perspectives on the museums ways of exhibiting emphasises how diversely accessible anthropology is. Not unchallenged by finding a mutual basis for understanding, the participants’ controversial points of view emerged in new ideas. Look at the outcomes and see how subjective pieces of exhibitions are – each depending much on the curators individual perspective on ethnology.

© Kevin Bress, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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Get a glimpse into the leaftlet accompanying the exhibition. It features student's texts and explorations that were integrated into the permanent exhibition in the museum over the course of the project.


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© Kevin Bress, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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im GRASSI Museum Leipzig

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