From 2012 to 2015, we are undertaking a detailed physical and intellectual review of our anthropology collections
Working with communities and researchers, Collections People Stories: Anthropology Reconsidered sets out to uncover the range, scale and importance of both the stored collections and those on display - investigating new and innovative methods of collections research, engagement and interpretation.
Over the course of this project, we will be exploring these themes
- Our Community Fieldworkers project has begun!
- An object uncovered during the project has gone on display in African Worlds. We're asking our visitors to contribute their questions and thoughts. See our blogs here.
- We've arranged a series of talks exploring the theme of Health and Healing - explore the talks through the links on the right.
- The review team have been posting their favourite finds from the stores on our Tumblr blog
- We connected with the UK's Tibetan community to learn more about the Tibetan objects in our collections
- We held a Community Symposium for local groups to learn how they can use our Anthropology Collections
- A group from New Hope International exploring Congolese heritage visited the African Worlds Gallery and the stores
- Those selected for the Horniman Collecting Initiative have been writing about the objects they hope to add to our collections: Colombian kites, Sikh turbans
- Our other modern-day collectors have been blogging about their experiences and new research: Collecting in the Kalash Valleys, Collecting in Benin
About Collections People Stories
- Explore the objects we are reviewing for this project
- See how we are working with groups and organisations in our local community throughout Collections People Stories
- Learn how we are working with academics, researchers, community and cultural specialists to explore our collections
- Find out more about the background to the project