Obsidian blade. California, USA. Donation from Richard Mehlhorn, 2014. Collection Weltkulturen Museum. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel
Ear pendant (detail). Beetle wings, feathers. Jíbaro_Shuar, Peru. Collected by Alfred Großmann, 1925-1930. Collection Weltkulturen Museum. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel
Headband. Plant material, jewel beetles. Mount Hagen, New Guinea. Purchased from R. Diepen during the Sepik Expedition, 1961. Collection Weltkulturen Museum. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel
Armlet (detail). Feathers, barkcloth, palm leaves and cotton. Kayapó Txukarramãe, Pará, Brazil. Collected by Luiz Boglar, 1988. Collection Weltkulturen Museum. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel
Material for an armband, strip of tortoise shell engraved patterns, Southeast New Guinea, Melanesia. Collection and acquisition unknown. Collection Weltkulturen Museum. Photo Wolfgang Günzel
Earrings. Gold. Peulh of Mali, West Africa. Purchased from Thomas Schunk, 1989. Collection Weltkulturen Museum. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel
ONLINE GUIDED TOUR
“GREEN SKY, BLUE GRASS. Colour coding worlds”
with Oliver Hahn, research assistant
Our world is full of colour, but do all cultures see it in the same way? While the scientific basis for perception is identical for everyone, light waves can’t really explain how we name our impressions of colour, the number (and kind) of categories we divide these colours into, or the meanings and associations we ascribe to them.
Using various objects from the exhibition, Oliver Hahn shows how perception of colour sometimes differs enormously depending on the language and culture involved.
Zoom lecture and talk.
Free of charge.
Please book in advance until 22nd April, 12 pm:
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