About Ersersaaneq

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 Ersersaaneq - creating knowledge through images 

Ersersaaneq is a 3D project run by four graduate students from the University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik) in collaboration with Greenland National Museum and Archives. 


As many ethnographic objects made by the Greenlandic Inuit are found around the world today in foreign institutions and museums outside of Greenland. This phenomenon is a result of a common practice among major museums during the 19th and 20th centuries. Institutions would frequently exchanged items from various ethnographic collections as both permanent loans and for temporaty exhibitions. Over the years, many Greenlandic collections have loaned and traded or been split apart. In some cases objects have become part of orphaned collections and important provenience information was lost. The Greenland National Museum and Archives is presented with the great challenge of how to deal with these collections that are now spread over Europe and North America. So the purpose of the project is to reunify the East Greenlandic collections trough creationg 3D images in one source. 


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