Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Man muss eben Alles sammeln

Currently on view at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich is an exhibition dedicated to the botanical and ethnographic collection of scholar Hans Schinz.  During a botanical expedition to southwest Africa in the years 1884–1887, Schinz collected over 200 ethnographic items that would help to form of basis of the ethnographic collections at the University of Zürich.  A selection of these objects is showcased in Man muss eben Alles sammeln, which also includes photography and botanical specimens collected by Schinz on his expedition.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Information and images courtesy of the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

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