Publication : “Niebuhr’s Museum : Artefacts and Souvenirs from the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia, 1761–1767”.

HASLUND HANSEN Anne, Niebuhr’s Museum : Artefacts and Souvenirs from the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia, 1761–1767, Copenhague, Forlaget Vandkunsten, Carsten Niebuhr Biblioteket, 2016, 260 p.

HASLUND HANSEN Anne, Niebuhr’s Museum : Artefacts and Souvenirs from the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia, 1761–1767, Copenhague, Forlaget Vandkunsten, Carsten Niebuhr Biblioteket, 2016, 260 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Niebuhr’s Museum. Artefacts and Souvenirs from the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia 1761–1767 is the first comprehensive presentation of the largely unknown collection of antiquities and ethnographic objects acquired during this important 18th century scientific expedition to the Middle East.

The expedition, a brainchild of the Göttingen professor Johann David Michaelis, aimed at shedding light on the historical and cultural background to the Old Testament. Its scholarly and scientific results were multifaceted and are best known from the publications of the cartographer Carsten Niebuhr (1733–1815), the only survivor of the expedition, which included among others, the Swedish naturalist and pupil of Linnaeus, Peter Forsskål.

The Niebuhr collection, primarily held in the National Museum of Denmark, offers an invaluable resource for the study of 18th century travellers and expeditions to the Middle East.

In its investigation of the history and context of each of these intriguing objects, Niebuhr’s Museum presents a new narrative of the ill-fated voyage. Analysis of this collection also illuminates the collecting practices of the period, providing insights into the genesis of the core holdings of many of today’s museums.

Dr. Anne Haslund Hansen has previously published the journal of the expedition’s philologist, Frederik Christian von Haven, Min Sundheds Forliis, 2005 (with Stig T. Rasmussen). She works as a curator at the National Museum of Denmark.

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Maxime Georges Métraux (2016, 29 septembre). Publication : “Niebuhr’s Museum : Artefacts and Souvenirs from the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia, 1761–1767”. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p68h

Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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