Research Projects

Interdisciplinary research of our collections from different perspectives is a central concern of ours. We support dialogue, the exchange of knowledge and cooperation with scholars, curators, various actors in urban society, and with the descendants of the societies from which the collections originate. Our research projects and programmes examine material culture and the arts with an approach informed by cultural anthropology, cultural history and art history. They deal with the situatedness of our holdings in urban and global history and are dedicated to a critical reappraisal of the history of our institutions and collections. Moreover, the collections represent an important foundation to reflect current debates on colonialism, cultural heritage and identity.

Work in progress shot of index cards on various objects
Map Torip’yo, Corea, 1820

Research Project “Coloured Maps”

The collections at the Museum am Rothenbaum (MARKK) in Hamburg include numerous coloured maps from East Asia, namely…

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Museum am Rothenbaum

Museum Scholarship Cultural Diversity and Migration

The museum scholarship is a two-year research and curatorial assistant position with a focus on the collection areas…

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PriMus – Doing a Doctorate at the Museum

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Leuphana University of Lüneburg conducted an interdisciplinary program…

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Special exhibition Ovizire

Colonial Photographs from German Southwest Africa at MARKK

During a one-year art and research fellowship, the artists Vitjitua Ndjiharine, Nicola Brandt and Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja and the…

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