The Ethnographic Museum’s temporary exhibitions show ethnolographic objects from its two storage facilities, as well as selected loan objects.
The director of the museum holds a chair in anthropology. The museum scientists create exhibitions from their research on the museum’s collections, often in collaboration with students on teaching and research projects. Current exhibitions broach questions about the history of the museum and its collections, about the anthropology of technology and skill, visual anthropology, the anthropology of knowledge and knowledge transmission, and the anthropology of sound.
With our exhibitions we take a stand on current social debates from an anthropological perspective. Exhibitions by visiting curators are only shown as part of collaborative projects with other museums or research institutions.