The Museum am Rothenbaum is a co-signatory of the Heidelberg Statement in which these goals were jointly set out at the 2019 annual conference of the directors of the ethnological museums in the German-speaking world. The complete content of the Heidelberg Statement can be found here.
The MARKK is endeavoring to proactively conduct provenance research on its collections within the framework of its ongoing academic research and is currently the recipient of a one-year grant from the German Centre for Lost Cultural Property for the project “Hamburg’s trade networks as procurers of collection items for the Hamburg Museum of Ethnology (1860-1920) and as agents for the distribution of colonial ethnographic objects”.
Furthermore, there are plans for successively putting the collection online in order to facilitate transparent access to the museum’s holdings. For this purpose an application has already been submitted to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and is currently being examined.