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Hilke   Thode-Arora

Museum Fuenf Kontinente (Germany)
I speak in the following language(s): German, English, French, Spanish, Niuean, Samoan, Latin

Member of
Pacific Arts Association (PAA)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Niue, Samoan
  • Museographic Research (1993 to 2000)
    The Polynesian Collection of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany — Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, Germany
    Contextualisation and publication of the complete Polynesian collection of the museum (1,200 artefacts):
    collection history: retracing the earlier owners in Europe and the Pacific (provenance and 'biography' of each artefact)
    manufacturing technology
    profane and ritual functions / implications
    digital registration and of each artefact
    publication of a book on the collection
  • Field Research (2002 to 2005)
    Niuean Weaving and its Social Implications — Ethnological Museum Berlin / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft /German Research Foundation
    Documentation of Niuean weaving past and present
    Role of weaving in Niue and in the Niuean diaspora in New Zealand
    Ethnic Identity in an urban diaspora environment
    cultural change
  • Academic Position (2010 to 2014)
    Samoan Ethnic Show Travellers to Germany, 1895-1911 — Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich, Germany / Fritz Thyssen Foundation
    Research Project: archives in Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe
    Oral history: descendants of the Samoan ethnic show travellers
    Curatorship of a Museum Exhibition resulting from the project
    Samoan agency in colonial times
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