Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography Xaverian Missionaries - V.le S. Martino, 8 - Parma, Italy 0521-257.337

Ethnography: Presentation

 

China - Chinese Knob cap
Chinese Knob cap

Next to the Chinese Art, the museum displays objects of Ethnography representing various countries around the world, with particular reference to the places where the Xaverians work. This surprising material shows the different ways of living and of thinking the world over, and teaches the ingenious and artistic qualities of human beings.

Particularly significant are the collections from China, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Amazon region and Mexico, which qualify the Ethnographic Museum itself. Other collections testify to the presence and work of the Xaverians in countries such as Bangladesh, Cameroon, Japan, Indonesia and Sierra Leone.

From these collections that come from the second half of 1900, we highlight: the few but significant collection of pre-Columbian objects, the important and unique elements of the Kayapò of the Amazons, and the vast African collection with objects that belong to the Temne and Mende people of Sierra Leone, and of the thirty cultural groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Bembe, Buyu, Lega, Luba, Songye, Tchokwe and others).