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Our research project will study a collection of at least 24 human skulls which are thought to have arrived in Gotha in the 19th century from the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). They are currently being held as part of a larger collection of skulls. By reconstructing the provenance of the skulls, the project will attempt to achieve a prototypical work-up of an episode of shared colonial history. With this in mind, it will be working in cooperation with researchers and institutes on the ground, specifically Lembaga Studi Dayak-21 in Palangka Raya (Borneo).