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To bring attention to Tropenmuseum’s diverse sound collections and the knowledge and histories that are embedded in these collections, Research Center for Material Culture and RE:VIVE announce their Unlocking Sounds collaboration featuring new EPs from three leading contemporary artists.

Ethnographic collections are spaces for histories of relations, colonial relations, knowledges, desires, lifeworlds, materials, and techniques.

A neighborhood project consisting of an art route with works around the theme of the stranger. Artist Jabu Arnell will create a new work in response to the museum’s collection, which will be on show for three days in the Glutenvrije Winkel (Pretoriusstraat 37) in Amsterdam East. The Stranger Next Door invites artists, neighbors and students to respond to the concept of the stranger within the context of the city.

The RCMC provides a platform for innovative research, experimentation and public engagement. Often in collaboration with external partners, we program a variety of events targeting diverse publics, from academic and museum practitioners, to artists, creatives and activists, to various local and translocal communities.