Ethnographic objects from colonial-era contexts are being researched in eight subprojects at the Braunschweig, Göttingen, Hanover, Hildesheim, and Oldenburg sites part of the Lower Saxony Provenance Research Collaborative Project PAESE. The project is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2018-2022). You can reach the PAESE homepage here.

Within the framework of PAESE, two doctoral projects (working titles) deal with holdings from the Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen:

Many Roads Lead to Göttingen. The Ethnographic Collection of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen and International Trade Routes and Networks in the 19th and 20th Century (Sara Müller, MA)

Colonialism as It was Taught – the Teachings of Colonialism. Colonial Holdings of the Ethnographic Collection Göttingen and their Academic Utilisations (Hannah Stieglitz, MA)


The Ethnographic Collection is participating in the Research Training Group "Exhibiting Knowledge| Knowledge in Exhibitions. A Knowledge History of Exhibitions in the Second Half of the 20th Century". The research training group is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Lisa Ludwig, MA, is doing her doctorate on the topic of "Research and Exhibiting in Anthropology" (working title) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.


The project researches the provenance of Australian Tjurungas in the Ethnographic Collection of the Georg-August-University Göttingen. It is funded by the German Lost Art Foundation (12.2020 - 02.2021). Project collaborator is Josefine Wartenberg, MA.

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Ein Schwerpunkt des Projektes liegt auf der Untersuchung von Objekten aus kolonialen Kontexten aus dem westlichen Afrika. Darüber hinaus zählen weitere Forschungen zum vorhandenen Objektbestand der Ethnologischen Sammlung in Vorbereitung der neuen Dauerausstellung zu den Projektzielen. Das Projekt wurde im Rahmen der Förderlinie Pro*Niedersachsen bewilligt (1.4.2021-31.3.2023). Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter ist Ndzodo Awono, M.A., DEA.