Larissa Förster

Dr. Larissa Förster is a cultural and social anthropologist with a regional focus on Southern Africa. As an associate member of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage she has worked extensively on the provenance and on restitution processes of artefacts and human remains in German museum collections. She co-edited „Museumsethnologie – Eine Einführung. Theorien – Praktiken – Debatten” (2019) and „Provenienzforschung zu ethnografischen Sammlungen der Kolonialzeit. Positionen in der aktuellen Debatte” (2018), and co-authored “Haut, Haar und Knochen: Koloniale Spuren in naturkundlichen Sammlungen der Universität Jena”. She was a member of the Working Groups for Guidelines on the care of human remains on the care of objects from colonial contexts of the German Museums Association.