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Harrisson, Barbara (1922–)
Barbara Harrisson is an art historian, archaeologist, and naturalist renowned for her work on primate conservation and the prehistory of Borneo. Born into a German family in Silesia, Poland, her early academic studies were interrupted by the events of World War II. From 1953 to 1972, she conducted research in Borneo, mostly in collaboration with her husband, Tom Harrisson, curator of the Sarawak Museum. During this period, she was actively involved in primate conservation, especially with the rehabilitation of captive and orphaned orangutans and ...