National Museum of Ethnology

The “Museum Volkenkunde” in Leiden is the Dutch National Museum of Ethnology. It has managed and displayed the national collection of ethnographic material from the early nineteenth century onward. The permanent exhibition contains objects and audiovisual material from all over the world.

The series “Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde” is the official publication series of the research department of the museum. The annual series started just after the WWII in 1947. Beginning in 2009, volumes in this series are published by Sidestone Press.

The series consists of academic monographs focusing on the collections that are in the care of the National Museum of Ethnology, the history of its collections and research related to its objects. The series also includes theoretical works concerned with developments in academic disciplines related to collecting, collection management and presentation.

National Museum of Ethnology

The “Museum Volkenkunde” in Leiden is the Dutch National Museum of Ethnology. It has managed and displayed the national collection of ethnographic material from the early nineteenth century onward. The permanent exhibition contains objects and audiovisual material from all over the world.

The series “Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde” is the official publication series of the research department of the museum. The annual series started just after the WWII in 1947. Beginning in 2009, volumes in this series are published by Sidestone Press.

The series consists of academic monographs focusing on the collections that are in the care of the National Museum of Ethnology, the history of its collections and research related to its objects. The series also includes theoretical works concerned with developments in academic disciplines related to collecting, collection management and presentation.

RMV latest volumes

Indian Detours

Tourism in Native North America

Edited by Pieter Hovens & Mette van der Hooft | 2016

With tourism becoming the largest single sector of the global economy it cannot but impact traditional societies in many ways, both detrimental and beneficial. Nowhere...


Mercados de la Mixteca

Si no hay carro, no hay negocio

Laura van Broekhoven | 2015

Los mercados de la Mixteca son colectividades vibrantes y dinámicas que funcionan y forman parte del macrocontexto de la globalización, desde el consumismo hasta el...


Hajj

Global Interactions through Pilgrimage

Edited by Luitgard Mols & Marjo Buitelaar | 2015

Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj,...


Creating Authenticity

Authentication Processes in Ethnographic Museums

Edited by Alexander Geurds & Laura Van Broekhoven | 2013

‘Authenticity’ and authentication is at the heart of museums’ concerns in displays, objects, and interaction with visitors. These notions have formed a central element in...


Amotopoan Trails

A recent archaeology of Trio movements

Jimmy Mans | 2012

In this book the concept of mobility is explored for the archaeology of the Amazonian and Caribbean region. As a result of technological and methodological...








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