Current projects

Decolonisation projects comprise a vast network of museum activities. Restitution and repatriation projects can last many years and reach over several countries. Projects span from provenance research on SES (State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony) collections to data collection and presentation for internal and external databanks. The results are presented in exhibitions and discussed in formats such as the GRASSI Talks.

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© AW-Fotografie Andreas Wünschirs

Overview of current projects

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Exhibit

An exhibition on restitution and repatriation is currently being developed within our "Workshop PROLOG".

© Miriam Hamburger, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Horst Martin in South America

Immaterial Restitution of Historical Photographs

Roughly 17,000 historical photographs picturing South American communities contribute to the SKD collection. Local historians and SKD researchers are cooperatively establishing databases to support local and cultural history.

© Urresty, Julian Bastidas. PASTO 1940: fotografía de Horst Martin. Colombia, Visíon Creativa, Januar 2020.

Labrador Avertok Archaeology

This project is a cooperation between Inuit from Nunatsiavut and researchers from both SES and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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The Ritxoko dolls of the Iny Karajá

„Presença Karajá“

The SES and the international projekt "Presença Karajá: cultura material, tramas e trânsitos coloniais" jointly work toward a form of "digital restitution" of the Ritxoko dolls.

© Still aus dem Film, Foto: Sebastian Lange

[Translate to English:] weitere Projekte

© SKD, Birgit Scheps-Bretschneider
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