Modern Art History

Yrine Karitou Matchinda


New release

Atlas der Abwesenheit
Kameruns Kulturerbe in Deutschland

Authors' collective. Andrea Meyer and Bénédicte Savoy (Coord.)
520 pages, 110 images and 51 maps
Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 2023
ISBN: 978-3-496-01700-4

Open access version

English translation (automatic)
French translation (automatic)

Zur Person


  • Provenance Research and European Colonialism in Africa
  • Cultural Studies and Cultural Identity


September 2022 - February 2023
Visiting Research Assistant at the Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies, Departement of Modern Art History, Technische Universität Berlin

since May 2021
Research assistant at the project Umgekehrte Sammlungsgeschichten. Mapping Kamerun in deutschen Museen, supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

since 2020
PhD student at Université de Dschang, Project Umgekehrte Sammlungsgeschichten. Mapping Kamerun in deutschen Museen, supervisor Prof. Dr. Albert Gouaffo, topic: "Presence et absence des objets religieux camerounais dans les collections coloniales des musées en allemands"

Research assistant at the project Der „Blaue-Reiter-Pfosten“ und die Sammlung Max von Stettens (1893 – 1896) aus Kamerun im Museum Fünf Kontinente München, Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste (DZK)

Librarian of the DAAD Lectorate and German Studies Library at the Université de Dschang

Master’s degree in Études Germaniques with a focus on cultural studies and provenance research at the Université de Dschang

June 2018 
Participant of the Summer School Liaisons coloniales - colonial connections, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf and Université de Dschang

Bachelor study ‘Lettres Trilingues’ in German, French and English literature and cultural studies at the Université de Dschang

Conferences (Speaker)

14th-16th April 2021
German Officer Max von Stetten and the Bakweri, Mvouté and Ngoumba Art Collection at the Fünf Kontinente Museum in Munich: Memorial Issues for the Communities of Origin – DAAD conference: “Connected, Disconnected, Reconnected: Former DAAD scholarship holders face the Cameroonian and African cultural heritage”, at ‘Musée des Civilisations de Dschang’