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Headhunters’ Paradise / Teaser

The Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin is host to a large collection of ethnographic artifacts sourced from the Northern Indian Naga people. The interest in this society stems not least from the fact that the ritual of headhunting was practiced here, and so the collection also comprises a large number of objects from this context. What does it mean to deal with this kind of heritage? The exhibition project uses different perspectives in its presentation, in order to take a closer look at headhunting. The perspectives of the “true heirs,” the modern members of the former warrior society, play a central role herein: interviews, in which they talk about their attitudes to the culture of their forebears, form an exciting constellation with the objects themselves as well as the historical ethnographic photographs and videos. 

You can find a detailed description of the project here.