Our research projects and programs are intended to contribute to research innovation within fields relevant for ethnographic museums and their collections. The RCMC actively develops and participates in (funded) research projects with national and international research partners, and provides opportunities for researchers at all levels.

Image: Workshop for Daruma dolls, Japan, ca. 1915. RV-A390-354. Daruma dolls are often used in joint ventures, such as the collaboration between two companies or a multi-participant project. One eye is painted during the opening ceremony, the other eye is painted during the closing ceremony at the end of the project. Daruma dolls come in all shapes and sizes: from small, like here, to very large. The bigger the joint venture, the bigger the Daruma. And the bigger the Daruma, the greater the chance of success.