Please note that the 1st floor of the GRASSI Museums für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig with the permanent exhibitions Asia and Europe is closed until further notice.

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


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

© Miriam Hamburger

Upcoming Repatriations

GRASSI Museum is engaged in ongoing provenance research projects on its collections. The pandemic has changed these processes, too. Learn more on the next page.

© Miriam Hamburger

Overview of past projects

We Are Coming Home: The journey back to Broome

© Gabriele Richter

Repatriation to the Gunaikurnai, Menang and Ngarrindjeri

© AW-Andreas Wünschirs, 2019

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Saxony's first repatriation: Hawai'i

© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
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