The Göttinger Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde e.V. (Göttingen Anthropological Society) is a sponsoring association which has set itself the task of supporting the Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen both materially and non-materially and of anchoring it more firmly in the consciousness of the population. Especially in today's world with its intercultural dynamics and nationalistic isolation, the teaching and research collection offers an opportunity to promote tolerance and respect for non-European cultural traditions and to reduce the fear of the supposedly foreign.

1. Chair: Hans Reithofer

2. Chair: Christiane Falck

Treasurer: Petra Schnüll

Recording Clerk: Udo Mischek

Extended Board: Margarete Kiang, Gundolf Krüger, Isabel Pagalies, Wolfgang Kempf

Within the scope of our possibilities, we support lectures and other events, special exhibitions and publications, and the expansion of and work on the collection.

The Göttinger Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde addresses itself to all who have an interest in anthropology. Take part! As a member you will be informed about current events, have free access to the collection and to all events (special exhibitions, Sunday guided tours, Sunday matinees, etc.), and receive the publications of the collection at a reduced price.



On 03 December 2021 our members had the opportunity to visit the Oceania exhibition of the Humboldt Forum (HUF) in Berlin, where impressive boats represent the outstanding navigational and boat-building skills of Pacific Islanders. Specialists of the HUF's Oceania division as well as of the media and interpersonal mediation section engaged with our group in stimulating conversations. Our members received further the chance to try out the new, and in December 2021 not yet publicly available, augmented reality application. (photos: Wolfgang Kempf, 03. December 2021)

On 01 July 2022 the GGV received an exclusive guided tour through the recently inaugurated Forum Wissen. Being an association that supports the Ethnographic Collection, we were especially curious to learn how objects of the Ethnographic Collection are presented together with objects from other university collections and what ideas frame the exhibition concept (Fotos: Christiane Falck, 01. Juli 2022).