Exhibition "I miss you," 2022. Photo: Fadi Elias. Courtesy of Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum  


Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Cologne
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Thursday 10am–8pm
T +49 221 22131356

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Located in Cologne, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum (RJM) is one of the most important ethnological museums in Germany and the only one of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia. The collection contains approximately 65,000 objects and 100,000 historical photographs dating from the early days of photography to the 1980s. The RJM's collections have been successively recorded electronically in an access-based database since the late 1990s. Since the migration of the records in the fall of 2020, they have been cleaned up, thesauri developed, and missing data - if available - added. In terms of content, the RJM collection represents a unique documentation of life in the global South, but can only be received in connection with colonialism and its legacies.




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