Colombia in the imperialist gaze? The Reiss-Stuebel Photographic Collection and the Visual Economy of the 19th Century

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Finalize an academic research on the photographs from Colombia from the Reiss and Stübel collection, taking into account both the conventional sources of the IFL archive and the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Germany and the printed or written sources available in Colombian archives. On the other hand, the "virtual recovery" of this visual heritage, with the help of the CRAI, the Historical Archive and the Vice-Rectory of the Universidad del Rosario. After meeting with these parties, I believe that it is very likely that the university will support the digitization and cataloguing of the Colombian photographs in the Stübel collection. However, the agreement has not yet been finalized.

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Publication of an article in an international journal co-authored with a young researcher. The aim is to show the results of the research in an indexed journal that has a high impact within the academic community, such as, for example, Journal of Visual Culture (Q 1).

Virtual exhibition of the collection in the CRAI or in the Historical Archive, based on the description and interpretation arising from the development of the project. The curatorship would involve members of the Historias Conectadas seedbed, as well as members of the heritage unit of the Universidad del Rosario.

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Effective start/end date4/1/191/31/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Seed Capital


  • Bogotá D.C.


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