Ongoing research projects

Cultivated Wilderness: Socio-economic development and environmental change in pre-Columbian Amazonia

The project is funded by the Swedish Central Bank's Jubilee Fund and led by Per Stenborg, researcher at the University of Gothenburg and Denise Schaan, researcher from Brasil. Participating in the project are five students and a Project Assistant from the University of Gothenburg. The Curt Nimuendaju Collection from the Amazon rainforest and found at the Museum of World Culture, is essentially used as archaeological reference material throughout the project. Read more about this project here.

The Sami trophy

The project constitutes the beginning of more in-depth collaborations with the Museo de America in Madrid, the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg and the Ajtte Museum in Sweden. At the end of the 19th century, a collection of Sami objects was donated to the City of Madrid. This collection is now kept at the Museo de America. The project aims to re-contextualise the collection and promotes a deeper collaboration between the museums of Madrid and Ajtte. Participants are Beatriz Robledo from Museo de América, Sunna Kuljok from the Ajtte Museum and Adriana Muñoz from the Museum of World Culture.

Read about past research projects at the Museum of World Culture here.