Program

Based on our research profile areas, the RCMC offers an annual program of events for scholars and the general public alike. We also offer several research fellowships and research associate positions annually.

The importance of community engagement to the interpretation and conservation of museum objects is widely recognized. The role of museum objects in connecting a specific kind of community - for instance, the diaspora - has been examined to a far lesser extent. The Museum Volkenkunde’s waka project occupies a very special position in this regard.

In collaboration with external partners the RCMC provides a platform for innovative research, experimentation and public engagement. Through various programs we seek to foster a space for active conversations around issues relevant to the museum and its collections.

The RCMC offers several research fellowships and research associate positions annually for junior and senior scholars and other researchers.

The RCMC organizes an annual program of events for scholars and the general public around five broad research themes: