Franz Heger (ethnologist)

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Franz Heger (born October 4, 1853 in Brandeis an der Adler , Bohemia , † July 23, 1931 in Vienna ) was an Austrian ethnologist and museum official.

Heger was the head of the anthropological-ethnographic department of the Natural History Museum (from which the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien emerged ). He wrote a fundamental work on the Southeast Asian kettle gongs (Chinese tónggǔ , 铜鼓 , English dong son drums ), which are often referred to as "bronze drums", which is still regarded as the basis of research in Vietnam and China to this day.


  • as editor: Old metal drums from Southeast Asia. 2 volumes (text and table volume). Hiersemann, Leipzig 1902, ( digitized text volume ).
  • The future of the ethnographic museums. In: Festschrift for Adolf Bastian on his 70th birthday. June 26, 1896. Reimer, Berlin 1896, pp. 585-593 .


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Individual evidence

  1. Museum clerk Dr. Franz Heger on ZOBODAT
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