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Katharina Wilhelmina   Haslwanter

PhD Student
Ethnographic Museum
University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Pacific Arts Association (PAA)
Geographic administrative areas
Papua (Indonesia)
Geographic places
Historical periods
First and Early contacts
The Colonial time
20th century
  • Masters Research (2008 to 2009)
    Pacific collection of Prof. Carl Cramer and Dr. Eduard Graeffe at the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich — Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich
    Research on the collection and its history and the persons and institutions involved (e.g. trading company Johann Cesar Godeffroy in Hamburg)
  • Archival/Library Research (2010 to 2012)
    Provenance Research — Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich
    Provenance research on various collections and deposits;
    Documentation and reconstruction of the history and the inventory of the Ethnomusicological Archives of the University of Zurich
  • Teaching Experiences (2011 to 2014)
    Junior Lecturer — University of Zurich
    Courses: Introduction to Ethnomusicology; Introduction to western New Guinea through Karl Heider’s “Grand Valley Dani: Peaceful warriors” (2005. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers); Ethnography of Oceania
  • Academic Position (2012 to 2016)
    Research Assistant — Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich
  • Museographic Research (2013 to present)
    Co-organising and co-curating of exhibitions — Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich; Museum Rietberg Zurich
    Co-organising and Co-curating (together with Andreas Isler and Martina Zierhofer) of the Pacific Part of the Exhibition "Drinking Skills" at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich (on display 2014-2015);
    Co-organising and Co-curating (together with Peter Gerber and Andreas Isler) of the exhibition "Faces of the Museum.125 Years Ethnographic Collection in Zurich" at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich (ob display 2014);
    Guest curator (together with Maia Nuku) of the Pacific part of the Exhibition "The Cosmos – An Enduring Mystery" at the Museum Rietberg, Zurich (on display 2014-2015)
  • PhD Research (2013 to present)
    Dutch New Guinea in flux: colonialism and cultural change, material culture and representation through the prism of Heinrich Harrer’s 1962 expedition (working title) — Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich
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