Hans Meyer – measured power

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As a well-connected wealthy heir of a Leipzig publishing house, Hans Meyer contributed significantly to the museum's growth in many different ways.

He provided the museum with extensive collections, including 56 objects from Ecuador, Tanzania, the Philippines, Japan, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Solomon Islands, on display in the large vitrine. As a collector and patron, he left these objects to the museum.

Learn more about the stories of individual objects, their use, significance, and origin in this section. The information on the individual objects will be revised and updated regularly.