The world at Herrnhut

Since 1732 missionaries brought home large numbers of ethnologically important objects.
Thus, the beginning of missionary activities by the “United Brethren” of the Moravian Mission in 1732 also marks the beginning of its ethnological collection. Among the highlights of the Ethnological Museum at Herrnhut are Buddhist ritual objects from a temple yurt used by Westmongolian Kalmyks in Southern Russia and 36 ethnographical objects from the South Sea and the Northwestern coast of America collected during the third journey of James Cook (1728-1779), the English captain and discoverer.