missionary activities and east-asian collections

online symposium 20-21 May 2021

An online symposium, inspired by a rare museum object, a late 19th century missionary scroll from the Regional Museum of Celje, Slovenia. The scroll, which has been kept in storage since its confiscation from an unknown owner in 1940s is now finally restored, digitalized, and further developed into an online presentation. It will be physically put on display in the museum for the first time this May 2021 along with other Asian objects from the same collection.

As a scholarly part of this exhibition, an online symposium will take place on May 20th and 21st. The symposium will be divided into three subtopics:
– Catholic missions in East Asia and related collecting practices
– Jesuits in Shanghai, Xujiahui and Tushanwan
– Missionary collections in Slovenia and the 1945 confiscation

Programme of the event (PDF) >>>

PAGODE – Europeana China opens the event with a special roundtable discussion on Digitization and Curation of Missionary Collections in Europe

Organized by
Science and Research Centre Koper
Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Regional Museum of Celje

image from event’s CfP

PAGODE – Europeana China is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme of the European Union, under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2019/1931839