Exhibition Catalogue WMW, 2021Paperback, 23 x 28 cm, 200 pagesISBN-9783990202241, € 25
with contributions by:
Sophia AbplanalpArt historian, Vienna
Gabriele AnderlProvenance researcher and author, Vienna
Tsering DrongsharResearcher, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Patrick EichlerMusicologist, University of Vienna
Susanne KnödelHead of the Southeast Asia Collection, MARKK, Hamburg
Maria-Katharina LangResearcher and project director, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Diana LangeProject coordinator ‘Coloured Maps’ MARKK, Hamburg
Niklas LeverenzLawyer, Hamburg
Tobias MörikeHead of the Islamic Art Collection, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
Margareta PavaloiDirector of the Völkerkundemuseum of the von Portheim Foundation (VPST), Heidelberg
Axel SteinmannFormer chief curator and curator of the North Africa, Western and Central Asia and Siberia Collections, Weltmuseum Wien
Rahel WilleProject curator, MARKK, Hamburg
Bettina ZornCurator East Asia: China, Korea, JapanWeltmuseum Wien
Exhibition Notebook, WMW, 2021Paperback, 17.5 x 17.5 cm, 20 pages
Concept: Maria-Katharina Lang, Lea NagelIllustrations: Lilith Raftl, Maria-Katharina LangDesign: Lilith Raftl, Nina Fuchs Proofreading: Lea Nagel, Rafael KopperImage editing: Tom Ritter, Sanela Antic
Ausstellungsbegleiter MARKK, 2020Paperback, 18 x 23 cm, 160 pagesISBN-978-3-944193-13-7, € 17
Tsering Drongshar Researcher, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Patrick Eichler Musicologist, University of Vienna
Susanne Knödel Head of the Southeast Asia Collection, MARKK, Hamburg
Maria-Katharina Lang Researcher and Project director, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Diana Lange Sinologist and Tibetologist,project coordinator ‘Coloured Maps’ MARKK, Hamburg
Niklas Leverenz Lawyer, Hamburg
Tobias Mörike Head of the Islamic Art Collection, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
Margareta Pavaloi Director of the Völkerkundemuseumof the von Portheim Foundation (VPST), Heidelberg
Axel Steinmann Chief curator and curator of the North Africa, Western and Central Asia Collection, Weltmuseum Wien
Rahel Wille Project curator, MARKK, Hamburg
Catharina Winzer Head of the Photo Archive, MARKK, Hamburg
Compagnion to the exhibition in the Bogd Khan Palace Museum, 2017Paperback, 15 x 18 cm, 116 pagesVeröffentlichungen zum Archiv. Weltmuseum Wien, Band 13
One main aim of the research on Hans Leder and his ethnographic collections was to establish a first documentation and general view of the collections as a whole. In this way, once divided object groups were reunited in a publication, virtually on a database and homepage, and in museum exhibitions. Furthermore, Leder’s historic route was retraced through field research and the places he visited were compared with their present state. Along the road, objects served as a linkage between memories of the past and present practices, the often intertwined movements of artefacts were made visible.Hans Leder’s collections of Mongolian ethnographic artefacts are tangible evidence that enables us to establish a direct link to the past. History, beliefs and individual lives are encoded within these items, which have the capacity to bridge times, borders and spaces.With contributions by Maria-Katharina Lang and Baatarnarany Tsetsentsolmon. Graphic layout: Johannes Heuer.
Hardcover, 24 x 28 cm, 184 pagesAustrian Academy of Sciences Press. Vienna
The title relates to the two main facets of this volume: first the examination of the trajectories of certain ethnographic objects and their provenance right up to their present depositories in museum collections, and secondly the development of ethnographic collections in Austria, specifically the Weltmuseum Wien, as well as the establishment and transformations of museums in Mongolia. The effects of the political repressions on scientists, museums and temples are documented. The loose contributions in the second half of the book under the heading “Travelogue” reflect the memory of the diverse sites and intersections of Mongolia in kaleidoscopic fragments. An essayistic photo-collage, narrations on objects, a poem by Jamtsyn Badraa and a ballad by Christoph Ransmayr written for this book and the eponymous exhibition illustrate the journey through the multilayered memories and imaginations.With contributions by Maria-Katharina Lang, Barbara Plankensteiner, Baatarnarany Tsetsentsolmon, Georg Czernin, Charles Ramble, Jamtsyn Badraa and Christoph Ransmayr. An artistically produced volume with numerous illustrations. Graphic layout: Johannes Heuer.
Hardcover, 29,5 x 24,5 cm, 423 pagesAustrian Academy of Sciences Press. Vienna
The proceedings of the Third International SEECHAC Colloquium, held in Vienna in 2013, are devoted to the topic “Interaction in the Himalayas and Central Asia”. Divided into three parts – I. Transfer and Interaction in Central Asia and Tibet; II. Translation and Adoption of Art and Architecture in the Western Himalayas; III. Patterns of Transformation in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia and Central Asia – and preceded by an introduction by Christian Jahoda, past and current transformation processes of social, religious and material culture are addressed in 19 original contributions by experts from various fields of knowledge and disciplines including archaeology, architecture, art history and social anthropology as well as Central Asian, Mongolian and Tibetan Studies: Eva Allinger, Ágnes Birtalan, Isabelle Charleux, Quentin Devers, Marialaura Di Mattia, Lewis Doney, Lhagvasuren Erdenebold, Finbarr B. Flood, Hubert Feiglstorfer, Frantz Grenet, Amy Heller and Charlotte Eng, Christiane Kalantari, Maria-Katharina Lang, Marie Lecomte-Tilouine, Ciro Lo Muzio, Élise Luneau, Oscar Nalesini, David Pritzker and Tianshu Zhu.
Paperback, 22 x 28 cm, 137 pages + 64 platesAustrian Academy of Sciences Press. Vienna.
This volume presents the results of a project realised within the research programme Research at Museums (forMuse). Selected objects from the collections of the Austrian research traveller and collector Hans Leder (1843–1921), which are located at the Weltmuseum Vienna and other ethnographic museums in Central Europe, are reunited here for the first time. These are primarily Buddhist ritual items of daily life in northern Mongolia around 1900. Following an introduction to the history of the collection, with numerous original quotations by the collector, and historic and recent insights to Mongolian Buddhism, specific object groups are presented and described. An illustrated section within this appealingly designed book shows as yet unpublished object photographs that were taken during the project. The volume brings together descriptions of artefacts from multiple points of view. The interdisciplinary project team thus provides a new approach to a collection of Mongolian art which is unique in its abundance and authenticity. With contributions by Ágnes Birtalan, Olaf Czaja, Béla Kelényi, Maria-Katharina Lang, Lhagvademchig S. Jadamba and Krisztina Teleki.
Paperback, 21 x 30 cm, 68 pagesAustrian Academy of Sciences Press. Vienna.
The most extensive collection of Mongolian ethnographica in Europe goes back to the Austrian explorer Hans Leder (1848–1921). In 1892, his entomological studies led him from southern Siberia to Northern Mongolia. During further stays in Mongolia between 1892 and 1905, Leder collected and studied mainly Mongolian-Buddhist ritual items. A portion of his extensive collection is housed in the Museum of Ethnology Vienna, with further parts preserved in the major museums of ethnography in Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary. This volume, based on a project report, releases previously unpublished archival data and depictions of museum artefacts, offers details about the collector’s biography and the intricate history of the collection, and discusses the artefacts’ iconography. The collection is unique as it represents a snapshot of everyday religious culture in Northern Mongolia at the turn of the 19th century. This part of Mongolian culture was increasingly repressed, and by the late 1930s it was nearly destroyed completely. The present publication also discusses the interaction with sacred artefacts and their meanings since the establishment of democracy in Mongolia in 1990.
Lang, Maria-Katharina and Baatarnaran, Tsetsetsentsolmon (2021). – Connected or Traversed?Plans, Imaginaries, and the Actual State of Railway Projects in Mongolia, In Transfers, Volume 10 Issue 2-3 (2020), Berghahn, pp. 195-211. (doi:10.3167/TRANS.2020.10020314)
Lang, Maria-Katharina and Baatarnaran, Tsetsetsentsolmon (2020). – Artefact Transfers. Displacing, Representing, and (Re-) Valuing Objects in Mongolia, In Inner Asia, Vol 22 No.2.Brill, pp. 255-276. (doi:10.1163/22105018-12340150)
Lang, Maria-Katharina (2020). – Perceptions of an Austrian research traveller in the Mongolian Steppe. An approachment on detours. In Mongolica Pragensia 17. Linguistics, Ethnolinguistics, Religion and Culture. Vol. 10/1. Edited by V. Kapišovská and V. Zikmundová. Prague, Charles University and Triton, pp. 89–101.
Lang, Maria-Katharina (2020). – Temple and Museum. An Ambivalent Relation. In Ágnes Birtalan, Krisztina Teleki, Zsuzsa Majer, Csaba Fahidi, Attlia Rakos (eds) Aspects of Mongolian Buddhism 2. Buddhism in Practice. L´Harmattan, Budapest pp. 49-57.
Lang, Maria-Katharina (2020). – The topography of artefacts and perception of the sacred landscape in Mongolia, In Caiozzo, A., J-C Ducène (éd). La Mongolie dans son espace régional, Entre mémoire et marques de territoire, des mondes anciens à nos jours, Presses Universitaires de Valenciennes, Valenciennes, pp. 107-124.
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