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Gender, Museums and Science: Wanda Hanke’s Ethnological Collections (1933–1958) (2016)


This paper will explore the significance of the expeditions under- taken by Wanda Hanke (1893-1958) in South America, of the networks she established in the region, as well as of her contributions to ethnological studies, in particular her compilation of extensive data and collections. Through Hanke's experience, it is possible to elucidate aspects of the history of ethnology and that of the history of museums in Brazil, as well as to emphasize the status of female participation in these areas. Wanda Hanke spent 25 years of her life studying the indigenous groups of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay and collecting ethnological objects for natural history museums. Trained in medicine and philosophy, she began to dedicate herself to ethnological studies in her forties, and she travelled alone, an uncommon characteristic among female scientists in the 1940s, in Brazil.

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Article Maria Margaret Lopes (2016) Gender, Collecting Practices, Museums. HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology (pp. 1-9). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Dorsch, Sebastian
Blanc, Jacob
Debora L. Silverman
Marissa Helene Petrou
Motta, Renata
Frederico Freitas
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Environmental History
Archives of Natural History
Journal of the History of Collections
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
History and Anthropology
Kapa Editorial and Editora Index
Dölling und Galitz Verlag
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Arizona Press
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Scientific expeditions
Science and politics
Collectors and collecting
Emilie Snethlage
Voznesensky, Ilya G.
Vanzolini, Paulo Emílio
Spix, Johann Baptist von
Skinner, Henry Devenish
Natterer, Johann
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
20th century
South America
Rothschild Museum (England)
Museo de La Plata (Argentina)
California Academy of Sciences
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (University of California, Berkeley)
Rossiiskaia Akademiia Nauk
University of Pennsylvania

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