We are 175 years old

The foundation year 1837 makes Museum Volkenkunde one of the oldest ethnological museums in the world. In 2012 it holds more than 200,000 objects and 500,000 audiovisual sources from all over the world. Ranging from North American Indian headdresses to trousers made of polar-bear fur and magical Indonesian krisses to rare old photographs depicting Australian Aborigines. Cutting-edge research, high-profile public programs and the numerous international cooperation projects make Museum Volkenkunde one of the leading centres of expertise in the field of global cultures.