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Shows on the web  |  October 2010

"250 years of German-Russian research on the nature of Kamtchatka and the cultures of its indigenous peoples"

From July 2010, the exhibition "250 years of German-Russian research on the nature of Kamchatka and the cultures of its indigenous peoples" was shown in Kamchatka.

The edited volume (in Russian language) contains articles of historians and cultural anthropologists from various countries. For the first time the impressive paintings of Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr von Kittlitz are published and presented in an exhibition to a broader public.

The exhibition shall call to mind the long-lasting tradition of scientific German-Russian relations in the exploration of Kamchatka, and how this tradition has been renewed since the mid-1990s and is carried on through joint German-Russian research on the ecology and the cultures of Kamchatka. It is striking how these earlier accounts of German scientists reflect – quite unusual for those times – respect and understanding for the way of  life of the indigenous peoples and the concern about the preservation of their endangered cultural heritage.

Clips from Russian TV broadcastings provide a short overview on the exhibition.
Photos: V. Kravchenko and E. Kasten


Exhibition from 18.07 - 4.08.2010 in the House of Culture in Ossora (Karaginski rayon)
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Exhibition on 16.09.2010 in the central House of Culture "Seroglazka" in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
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Presentation of the exhibition catalogue
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Paintings of Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr von Kittlitz (1799-1874)
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