ID, Kenya, racism, collections, colonialism, moesgaard Museum, anthropology, ethnography

A Brass Box, or How I Lost Faith in Humanity

Let’s play a guessing game. What purpose do you think this artefact has? Is it an antique business card holder for the stylish gentleman (or -woman) of business? Is it a snuff container that fits perfectly into a jacket pocket? Has is, perhaps, contained bobby […]

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Siberia, Rane Willerslev, nationalmuseet, moesgaard museum, anthropology, yukagihr, winter

Getting ready for the Siberian cold

After a rather mild and wet winter, Denmark is gearing up for a couple of cold weeks. In the weather forecasts we have heard about a ‘Siberian wind’ coming from the East, bringing with it snow and freezing cold temperatures. To prepare ourselves, we have […]

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indonesia, shoes, marriage, fertility, symbol, egg, shoes, museums, collections, moesgaard museum, ethnography, tuxen

In other shoes: Indonesian sandals

Here at The Ethnographic Collections, we have the most wonderful collection of shoes. They were collected by Søren Ludvig Tuxen, zoologist, and a bit of a shoe fetishist. Since the beginning of this blog, we have featured a wide selection of his shoes, from the […]

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