To be reborn as an iguana, turtle, tortoise, sea lion, penguin or any other animal…
“GOLDENES LAND – 100 Jahre Burma/Myanmar. Fotografien von Christine Scherman und Birgit Neiser” (“THE GOLDEN LAND – 100 years Burma/Myanmar. Photographs by Christine Scherman and Birgit Neiser”) Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, München (State Museum of Ethnology, Munich), Germany, June 13, 2013 until January 12, 2014. National Museum Yangon, Myanmar, November 2013 until January 2014. Archeological Museum Bagan, January until February 2014.
In 1911, photographer Christine Scherman travelled through Burma with her husband Lucian, the director of the State Museum of Ethnology in Munich at the time. Their mission was to acquire artefacts for the museum and undertake ethnological studies. As a result of their 8 months in the country, the museum now hosts nearly 1,000 glas plates and negatives of Christine Scherman´s photographs. A selection of her images will be exhibited alongside photographs of today by Birgit Neiser, depicting similar subject matters 100 years later.