Since the beginning of the 21st century, the question of what role ethnographic museums in Europe should play has been continually debated, and cooperation with museums in the global South has become increasingly important. Currently three museums, the Uganda National Museum in Kampala, the Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara, southwest Uganda and the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich, have undertaken an unusual collaboration: They engage in joint research in Uganda and Switzerland, and co-creating exhibitions in dialogue.
The object of this exhibition is the innovative partnership project itself. It addresses the challenges of collaborating at an equal level in a transcontinental project: What can, what should, this look like today? You can expect to gain insights into a shift of perspective in museum work. In addition, you get the chance to visit the exhibitions in the Ugandan museums, about milk culture in Uganda and Switzerland digitally. A film documentation of the project links multiple points of view and documents the visions of this museum partnership.