1 June 2022 to 22 January 2023

Handle with care – Sensitive Objects of the Ethnological Collection

Museum Natur und Mensch

How did an object come into the collection? Who did it originally belong to? Who is allowed to see or use it? Should it be returned - and if so, to whom? Ethnological museums deal with many questions about the ethical and practical handling of cultural objects - including the Freiburg Museum Natur und Mensch. The exhibition is dedicated to the handling of so-called sensitive objects in the Ethnological Collection. It complements the parallel exhibition "Freiburg and Colonialism - Yesterday? Today!" with further aspects.

Relief-Platte, Königreich Benin, Nigeria, 16.-17. Jahrhundert, Museum Natur und Mensch – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Foto: Axel Killian
Relief-Platte, Königreich Benin, Nigeria, 16.-17. Jahrhundert, Museum Natur und Mensch – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Foto: Axel Killian