Traces of Empires: Students Curate Exhibition at the University Museum

Photo: Universität Hamburg / Feuerböther Traces of Empires: the University Museu
Photo: Universität Hamburg / Feuerböther Traces of Empires: the University Museum’s new special exhibition

The Spanish-American War broke out in 1898, which resulted in, among other things, the occupation of the Philippines by the United States. Universität Hamburg students are now showcasing the consequences of this turning point, which reverberate to this day in the southeast Asian Pacific nation. The special exhibition will last through October 2024.

Students have designed 60 square meters, dividing the space into 4 topic areas and displaying objects, videos, and text to show the way that the United States above all’has influenced the most various areas of life in the island nation. For example, beauty pageants, initially modeled on the American competition, have now become integral to Philippine culture. ...

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