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The museum was supportive toward an aggressive politics of collecting during the colonial era that followed, in consequence of which global networks for trading ethnographica and naturalia emerged. The Leipzig ethnographic museum was well involved in these processes. Facing its own colonial history starting to decolonize the collection began already under communist rule (GDR), albeit in a very different political intention. Today its is one of the institution’s major tasks. In the exhibit you can dig into the background and stories of multiple collectors. It is directed at exploring in detail the self-conception of museal anthropology today.