Malsa Maaz

The human story behind the glass cabinet

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The human story behind the glass cabinet

Culture is not locked up in a glass cabinet. It is not an example of a history long gone but continues to evolve and live on. In order to truly learn and appreciate culture, we have to understand the intangible elements which capture the true human story and its essence.

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Malsa is a cultural anthropologist who is passionate about Maldivian culture. Being the daughter of a sailor, she grew up listening to stories from around the world and was inspired by it. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology & Anthropology and Master of Research in Engaged Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, she conducted fieldwork exploring the coconut culture of the Maldives. Her latest research examines how the human body holds and transmits cultural knowledge.

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