Acquisitions on show
31 January 2018
A selection from the acquisitions of the past year can be seen from 2 February till 6 May in a special cabinet at the entrance of the museum. The year 2017 brought a surprising range of objects to broaden and deepen our collection. A highlight is a Haida pipe bowl of stone in the shape of a sitting eagle as we know it from the totem poles. Another special animal is a Chinese water pipe in the shape of a standing heron. A beautiful, extremely long tubular tobacco pipe set with brass nails comes from the Kinga tribe in Tanzania. It was smoked vertically and stuck out above the silhouette of the sitting smoker like a tall chimney. Closer to home are wooden pipes with a harlequin or a solemn bearded man, fine works of wood carving. It is clear that the museum collection is still gaining in importance by adding rare and exceptional objects.