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Inge Ruus fonds
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This series contains material relating to Ruus’s work with the Museum of Anthropology’s collection and the development of the visible storage display. The majority of the records focus on visible storage including research Ruus did on other institutions that made use of visible storage. Other subjects addressed in the records found in this series touch on miscellaneous issues related to the collection including such issues as storage, display and inventories.

The series is divided into two subseries:
A. Miscellaneous
B. Storage at the Museum Fur Völkerkunde Berlin

Inge Ruus

Inge Ruus fonds

  • 101
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1975 - 1977

The records in this fonds consist of material created and received by Ruus both in her voluntary capacity and as a curatorial assistant. The majority of the records in the fonds pertain to the 1976 Guatemalan Highlands exhibit. Other records in the fonds are largely composed of photographic documentation of the clothing and textiles of various cultures. Other materials in the fonds relate to the management of the museum’s collection, with a particular focus on research into visible storage. Records in this fonds are composed of slides, photographs, notes, memoranda, and correspondence.

The fonds has been organized into the following three series:

  1. Visual Documentation of Clothing and Textiles
  2. Guatemalan Highlands Exhibit
  3. Collection Management/Visible Storage

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file list.

Inge Ruus


This subseries relates to various tasks Ruus carried out for the museum. Records touch on such subjects as documentation of the transfer of the museums collection to its current facility, inventory information, some preservation/conservation tasks and design issues. Records in this series consist of slides, notes, memoranda, and correspondence.

Inge Ruus

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