South Sudan Museums Network

Connecting the arts and heritage of South Sudan in European museums

As part of an international network of European museums, experts and representatives from South Sudan and the Weltmuseum Wien are making tangible steps towards a major programme of research and exploration based on South Sudanese museum collections.

The Weltmuseum Wien has been participating in the international network on South Sudanese museum collections in Europe since May 2017. The activities of the network with Durham University (UK) as the lead research organisation and in collaboration with Oxford University (UK) and the Pitt Rivers Museum (UK) will focus on three workshops with participants from European museums and representatives from South Sudan.

A key priority of the network is to bring together curators from European institutions working on South Sudanese collections with academics and South Sudanese stakeholders. The projects will make tangible steps towards a major programme of research and exploration on South Sudanese collections in Europe accompanied by scientific publications.

The network is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as well as the British Institute in Eastern Africa.

Aside from the Weltmuseum Wien, numerous international experts and NGOs as well as the following museums have been invited to join the network:

  • Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford, UK)
  • British Museum (London, UK)
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Cambridge, UK)
  • Powell Cotton Museum (Kent, UK)
  • Ethnologisches Museum (Berlin, DE)
  • Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac (Paris, FR)
  • Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini” (Rome, IT)
  • Slovenski Etnografski Muzej (Ljubljana, SI)
  • Kunstkamera (Saint Petersburg, RU)
  • Muzeul de Etnografie Universala Franz Binder (Sibiu, RO)

May 2017 to August 2018

Mag. Nadja Haumberger
+43 1 534 30-5103


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