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Inheritance of Theodor Koch-Grünberg

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Theodor Koch (1872-1924) from the Hessian town of Grünberg undertook several expeditions to South America in the early 20th century. He died during his last expedition in 1924. His scientific estate was donated to the Ethnographic Collection in 1999 by his children. The estate is comprised of Koch-Grünberg’s correspondence between 1898 and 1924, the field diaries from his first three expeditions, and extensive visual and auditory material. The German Research Council has funded the scientific assessment of the estate and the publication of the first field diary.

Koch-Grünberg’s research has nowadays been the subject of numerous publications and materials from his estate were presented in exhibitions and volumes of photography.