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
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 is the history of the tourist encounter between Native peoples…
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 movimiento mundial de productos y personas. Por lo general, la…
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, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least…