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KMS Lecture: Natural Cultural Sites in Kenya, Mar. 29 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum
Do you know what cultural or sacred sites are? Do you know where they are in Kenya? Do know their value and the challenges facing the kaya forests and other sites as Kenya’s?
All Kenya’s ethnic groups recognized ‘special places’ in their landscapes, places where the normal daily activities of farming, herding or hunting were forbidden or strictly controlled. Such places might be trees, forests, rock outcrops, hills or mountains, and they are often referred to as ‘natural sacred sites’ or ‘natural cultural sites’. Their meanings related to indigenous religions, or locations where ‘first settlement’ by the ancestors of a particular ethnic group occurred, or sites for particular community meetings and rituals.
After the imposition of colonial rule, many cultural sites were destroyed or degraded, but others have survived and are now the focus of conservation efforts by a wide range of stakeholders, from local community members to national and international NGOs and transnational organizations.
To find out the answers to these questions and how cultural forests, rocks and hills can survive in increasingly intensively developed landscapes, you are invited to this intriguing and captivating talk by Dr. Celia Nyamweru, who has been studying Kenya’s natural cultural sites for nearly 20 years, in particular the kaya forests of the Kenya coast.
Refreshments 3.15pm Starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Ksh 200 Citizen & Student
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or email@example.com
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019
Find more info on Dr. Celia Nyamweru’s Lecture Poster
Date: March 12, 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms, Marula Lane – Karen
Time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm
Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Boy is a captivating Kenyan-German co-production shot in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa.
Abila, a 14 year old boy, sets out on a quest to save his father, who has gambled his soul away to a witch. His friend Shiku offers to help him… will they succeed?
This movie transforms the mysteries and myths of this multi-faceted social microcosm into a modern day fairy tale.
Full info here Soul Boy Film poster
Raffle prize art work by Dinesh Revankar
Funds raised will go towards supporting the restoration and conservation of the National Museums of Kenya Permanent Art Collection
Presented by the U.S. Embassy, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Environment Programme, and the Kenya Museum Society
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog went to the Arctic on an assignment with National Geographic to capture images intended to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change; but through his Extreme Ice Survey he discovers evidence of our changing planet. Chasing Ice follows Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a young team of adventurers by helicopter, canoe and dog sled across three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story in human history.
The film was awarded Excellence in Cinematography, US Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for best original song, among many other notable awards. The film will only be screened once in Nairobi. See it April 27th!
Kenya Museum Society invites you for an exicing evening of watching 2 interesting Kenyan Films.
Valentine ya Njaramba – Directed by Vincent Mbaya
Njaramba fired from his job as a matatu driver and dumped by his girlfriend surprisingly wins a trip for two to Mombasa over Valentine’s Day (2011) Where in the world is he going to get a date to go with him…?
Doors Open 6:45pm, Screening 7pm
KMS members: 400, Non Members: 500 & Students: 200
Proceeds fund development of exhibitions at the Nairobi National Museums of Kenya
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KMS: 0724 255299, 2339158