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Collecting is about relationships.

Purchases are the result of longstanding contacts, following a close examination of the various collections and research undertaken by the curators or research partners. They are part of the museums conceptual work. The acquisitions are thus much more than mere additions to the collections – they are also communication, and initiating a dialogue and partnerships. This is about relationships as much as it is about the works.

Thanks to the funding negotiated by Frankfurt’s department of culture specifically to enable purchases by museums, in 2020 we have been able to make three acquisitions in connection with our own research interests. All three purchases have one thing in common: their creation is based on the cooperation with indigenous artists.