YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HEAD ON
– Asian Souls on Tour
Due to the current Corona restrictions, the IFICAH Museum will remain closed from November 3rd 2020 until further notice.
Of course, you can still view our exhibition. Use our new Digital Tour!
› Digital Tour through the exhibition
Life and death, the eternal cycle of evanescence as a basis for something new, is a taboo in many societies. However, there are ethnic groups to which death has been and still is a constant and natural part of life and their everyday life for generations. In its current project, the IFICAH Foundation is dedicated to six of these ethnic groups in Asia, from East India to Indonesia to the Philippines and Taiwan. Common to all groups is the association with the ethnicity of the so-called headhunters and therefore their direct and social bond of taking and giving. Often misrepresented by colonial powers and missionaries, the historical and cultural backgrounds of these ethnic groups were revised neutrally by IFICAH. In its Museum of Asian Culture, the results are presented to a broad audience based on the extensive presentation of previously unpublished objects.
Duration: from April until December 2020