All the museums
In the Übersee-Museum Bremen you can immerse yourself in distant continents, where you will experience fascinating cultural spheres and natural areas with unique exhibits from around the world. Dive into the beautiful underwater world of Oceania, with its paradisiacal islands and where you can explore a coral reef. In Asia, you can get to know the pulsating mega cities or indulge in the spiritual tranquility and tradition of the continent. With masterful animal dioramas and stagings you become acquainted with the unique natural landscapes of Africa. The current topic of “globalization” is presented at numerous interactive stations in the “What makes the world go round” exhibition. And those who have an even greater desire for discovery need look no further than the “Übermaxx” Exhibit Depot where even more treasures can be marveled at.
University of Michigan Museum of Art
The University of Michigan Museum of Art seeks to transform individual and civic life by promoting the discovery, contemplation, and enjoyment of the art of our world. One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting. A dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs connects visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde. One of the Museum of Art’s most important roles is its contribution to the academic mission of the University of Michigan. From the research and study uses of the extraordinary works of art in its collections, to the teaching implications of all of its temporary exhibitions, the Museum plays an increasingly central role in the academic life of the University, even as it connects to broad regional and national community audiences.
University of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit Catholic university located in San Francisco, California, United States. Founded in 1855, USF was established as the first university in San Francisco. It is the third oldest institution for higher learning in California, the tenth-oldest university of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the eighth largest Jesuit university in the United States. The school's main campus is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The main campus is nicknamed the "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco's major hills. In addition, the university offers classes at four Northern California branch campuses (Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Pleasanton), at a Southern California branch campus, and at locations in downtown San Francisco, including the Folger Building at 101 Howard Street, and at the Presidio. Its close historical ties with the City and County of San Francisco are reflected in the University's traditional motto, Pro Urbe et Universitate (For the City and University). USF's Jesuit-Roman Catholic identity is rooted in the vision and work of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order.
University of Wisconsin
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The Museum of Ethnography opened in 1900, but its collections date all the way back to the natural history cabinets of the 17th century. The museum also features objects that were collected during 18th century expeditions, as well as the results of the 19th century's round-the-world sailing trips and Sven Hedin's expeditions in the early 20th century. In addition, countless missionaries, diplomats and private individuals who have donated objects to the collections. You can see much of this in the museum's permanent exhibitions, particularly in the open storage that features over 6,000 objects on display.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all. Read more at https://www.vmfa.museum/about/mission/#UZteBVmxO3MZiFSY.99
Museum fur Völkerkunde
Founded in 1879 by an association of Hamburg businessmen and foundations, the Museum für Völkerdunde ranks among the largest ethnological museums in Europe. It originated from a small ethnographic collection held at the municipal library of Hamburg in the mid-nineteenth century, overseen by Adolph Oberdörfer and Ferdinand Worlée, at which point it consisted of some 645 artifacts. The museum's Art Nouveau building was erected between 1908 and 1912 under the leadership of Georg Thilenius, the institution's first director. Today the museum preserves over 350,000 artifacts and almost 400,000 historical and ethnographic photographs. The collection comprises objects from Africa, Australia, Europe, Indonesia, the Americas, and the South Seas, selections of which are presented to the public in alternating exhibitions. The museum will undergo partial renovations through 2009.
Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde
The Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde München was founded in 1868. The first collectors of the non-European objects which make up the museum's present-day collections were members of the Wittelsbacher family, the royal dynasty of Bavaria. In 1830, for example, King Ludwig I bought a large collection of ethnographic objects from India and Oceania which later came under the museum's care. Today, the total collections comprise some 200,000 objects from Africa, the Americas, South and East Asia, the Muslim world, and Oceania. Important contributions to the pre-Columbian American collections were made by zoologist Johann Baptist Spix and botanist Karl Friedrich Philipp Martius, who explored the Amazon from 1817 to 1820. In 1888, Princess Therese von Bayern undertook a five-month expedition to the area and returned with a rich collection of objects originating from many different native cultures. Von Bayern also traveled to North America in 1893, contributing greatly to the museum's collection of North American Indian art, which includes the earliest collected kayak in the world (ca. 1577). A number of the museum's most important treasures are held in the extensive collections of Oceanic art. The earliest of these objects originate from Polynesia, and some date back to the time of Captain Cook. Much of the material of highest quality was collected between 1884 and 1914 in Melanesia and Micronesia, during the German colonial period.