Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage (SWICH)

Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage: Ethnography, Museums of World Culture and New Citizenship in Europe (SWICH) is a four year collaborative project between ten 10 museums across Europe and funded by the EU’s Creative Europe funding program. The project explores the role that ethnographic and world cultures museums can play in processes of citizenship and belonging in contemporary Europe. The budget for the project is 2M Euros.


International consortium of 10 European museums:

  • Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna;
  • Tropenmuseum, Afrika Museum and Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden;
  • Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren;
  • Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille;
  • Museums of World Culture, Stockholm;
  • Linden-Museum, Stuttgart;
  • Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Rome;
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge;
  • Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana;
  • Museum of World Cultures, Barcelona;
  • Culture Lab - International Cultural Expertise.

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Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp
Coordinator Research Center for Material Culture
Wayne Modest
Head Research Center for Material Culture