Tag Archives : Ethnography

People of the World in Stockholm’s Ethnographic Museum


Ethnographic Museum, Etnografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden What is interesting about going to Ethnographic Museums in different countries is that they all have a slightly different emphasis: some, like the Museum of Culture in Basel, have a lot of objects from Papua New Guinea; the Ethnographic Museum in Zurich has an extraordinary Chinese collection.  Each reflects the interests of the people…

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A Drop in the Ocean of Knowledge: Neuchâtel Ethnography


Ethnographic Museum, Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland You never quite know what you’re going to get with museums in Switzerland.  Sometimes they are surprisingly fascinating.  Sometimes they’re pretty good.  Very rarely are they without any redeeming features, especially if they’re about ethnology. I think it’s probably a bit mean to say that there were no redeeming features in Neuchatel’s…

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Textiles and Toothpicks: Sardinian Ethnography in Cagliari


Ethnographic Museum, Museo Etnografico Regionale – Collezione Cocco, Cagliari, Sardinia Due to its position in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has a unique and interesting culture.  Life along the coast is different to life in the rugged interior of the island, and through everyday items it’s easy to see the tastes and preoccupations of Sardinians across the island. This collection on show…

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Local Tradition in Dubrovnik’s Ethnographic Museum


Rupe Ethnographic Museum, Etnografski muzej u Dubrovniku, Dubrovnik, Croatia I’m a sucker for Ethnographic Museums and I’m a sucker for traditional costumes so I was really looking forward to this one.  Unfortunately, there was a NO PHOTO rule which was hysterically implemented, so this is quite a picture-empty post, which is a shame, not least because it would be nice to…

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