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Angela Hess

Research Assistant

Name
A. Hess
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
a.hess@arch.leidenuniv.nl

Angela Hess is a research assistant at Leiden University’s Faculty of Archaeology and part of the ERC project "BRASILIAE. Indigenous Knowledge in the Making of Science: Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (1648)".

More information about Angela Hess

Office days

Monday, Tuesday

Research

Angela Hess is a research assistant at Leiden University’s Faculty of Archaeology and part of the ERC project "BRASILIAE. Indigenous Knowledge in the Making of Science: Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (1648)" directed by P.I. Dr. Mariana de Campos Françozo. Angela’s research focuses on providing an overview of Amazonian ethnographic collections from the 19th and 20th centuries in European museums, while assessing networks of collectors and other suppliers within the art market for (Indigenous) Latin American material culture.

Curriculum vitae

She obtained a B.A. degree in Pre- and Protohistory and Cultural Anthropology (Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg, Germany) and an M.A. degree in Archaeology (Leiden University, The Netherlands). Following her specialization in Heritage and Museum Studies, Angela graduated with the thesis “Revisiting the Relationship between Indigenous Agency and Museum Inventories: An Object-Centered Study of the Formation of Lübeck's Jacobsen Collection (1884/1885) from the Northwest Coast of America”. In close collaboration with The Ethnographic Collection of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck (Germany), she gained practical experiences with colonial provenance research and developed her interest in histories of collecting.

Research Assistant

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Heritage of Indigenous Peoples

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

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