Dr Philipp Schorch – Marie Curie Fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany

Dr Schorch completed his PhD in 2011 with the Museum and Heritage Studies Programme at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After holding post-doctoral fellowships at Deakin University, Australia, and the Institute of Advanced Study at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany, he is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow, European Commission, at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.

Dr Schorch’s ongoing research project Assembling the Transpacific: Indigenous Curatorial Practices, Material Cultures and Source Communities involves a multi-sited, collaborative ethnographic investigation of contemporary Indigenous curatorial practices in three Pacific museums (Bishop Museum, Hawai’i; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Museo Rapa Nui, Easter Island).

Recently, Dr Schorch co-convened the international symposium Curatopia: Histories, Theories, Practices – Museums and the Future of Curatorship.

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