Ongoing research

Cultivated Wilderness: Socio-economic development and environmental change in pre-Columbian Amazonia
The project is funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation and led by Per Stenborg, Researcher at the University of Gothenburg and Denise Schaan, Researcher from Brazil. Five students and a Project Assistant from the University of Gothenburg are also participating in the project. The Curt Nimuendaju Collection from the state of Amazonas, currently managed by the National Museum of World Cultures, comprises a significant archaeological reference material for the project.

Sami trophies
The project instigates future collaborations between the Museo de America in Madrid, the National Museum of World Cultures in Gothenburg and Ájtte Museum in Sweden. A Sami collection was donated to the City of Madrid in the late 1900's. This is now at the Museo de America. The project aims to re-contextualise the collection and promote increased collaborations between Madrid and Àjtte. Participants include Beatriz Robledo from Museo de América, Sunna Kuljok from Àjtte Museum and Adriana Muñoz from the National Museum of World Cultures.

The Cyprus Collections at the Mediterranean Museum
The project, 2011 – 2015, is led by two postdoctoral researchers, Christian Mühlenbock and Giorgos Bourogiannis. The aim of the project is to encourage a new and more interdisciplinary research of the Cyprus Collections at the Mediterranean Museum and thus, pave the way for fresh perspectives and approaches.

With the support of The A G Leventis Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, the Bank of Sweden Tencentary Foundation, the National Museum of World Culture is launching a new research programme with the aim of making way for a new perspective and approach to the Cyprus Collections at the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm. The Cyprus Collections originate from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition (SCE) 1927 - 1931 and constitute a central part of today's modern Cypriot archaeology. The collections include around 13,000 antiquities to which should be added a ceramic material of several thousand shards.