Presented worlds. Treasures from afar
This exhibition serves the purpose of introducing 159 exponates which have been donated to the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Munich, - out of a total of 3000 objects donated to the museum between 1986 to 2003. The specimens represent all continents (except for Europe), and this is how the catalog is organized. Additionally, there are ten short papers introducing the topic of collections, restoration, and especially donating objects to museums, but also ´the gift´ in several cultures (Indonesia, Ethiopia, India). The objects are of all kinds: textile, sculptures, religious objects, objects for everyday use, pottery, ornaments, etc.
Keywords: donations to museums, museology, material culture, Museum of Anthropology (Munich)