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Weltkulturen Museum

The Weltkulturen Museum was founded in 1904. It is located in three villas, which are situated on Frankfurt’s Museum Embankment (Museumsufer). The museum houses a unique collection of artefacts from Oceania, Africa, Southeast Asia as well as North, Central and Southern America. The collection extends to an image archive with historic and contemporary ethnographic photographs and documentary films as well as a library. An outstanding feature of the Weltkulturen Museum is its emphasis on the productive relationship between advanced anthropological research, contemporary artistic praxis, innovative methods of analysis, translation and education.

  • cultural studies
  • exhibition
  • anthropology
  • museum
  • photography
  • trade
  • colonialism
  • contemporary art
  • body
  • archive
  • curatorial practice
  • ethnology
  • collection