Dr. Heide Leigh-Theisen

Curator (retd.): Insular Southeast Asia
Museum für Völkerkunde
Neue Burg
A-1014 Vienna

Dr. Leigh-Theisen has been working in the area of InsularSoutheast Asia since 1976.

Her interest in the Nicobar Islands started in 1987 with thepreparation of an exhibition on that area in cooperation withFranziska Kasper (see Kasper, Franziska: Nikobaren &endash;Inselgruppe im Indischen Ozean. Österreichische Expeditionen im18. Und 19. Jahrhundert. Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien1987).

At the moment Dr. Leigh-Theisen is engaged in the material cultureof the the Nicobar Islands, especially in the so-calledhentakoi and kareau.

 


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