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Bought, robbed, given, extorted or looted?

Index card of a bowl presumably looted during the “Boxer War”, which is now part of the collection of the German Museum of Asian Art.

The project “Traces of the Boxer War” already has international resonance. Just recently, Christine Howald, the project manager, and Kerstin Pannhorst, a historian involved in the project, accompanied a Japanese film team through the Ethnological Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. The public television company NHK from Tokyo is shooting a film about art pieces from the colonial context in the possession of European museums.

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