Exhibition: The Return of Joy Adamson, May 19 – June 30 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

May 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Joy Adamson painting a portrait of a Masai woman in Kenya, 1960 | Credit: Kenneth Rittener—Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Joy Adamson painting a portrait of a Masai woman in Kenya, 1960 | Credit: Kenneth Rittener—Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Dates: May 19-June 30 2014
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

The legacy ofJoy Adamson Exhibition reflects on the contribution of Joy Adamson in the conservation of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage. The exhibition chronicles the work that won Joy international acclaim as an illustrator, conservationist and author.

Joy Adamson was a colourful, if at times controversial, character whose work continues to affect how people view conservation. Much of her work is immortalized, not only in her illustrations, but in books and film that have been pivotal in preserving the diversity and richness of Kenya’s people and nature.

This exhibition showcasing copies of Joy Adamson’s watercolour painting is a celebration, not only the illustrator and conservationist herself, but also of the diversity and robustness of Kenya’s culture and natural environment.


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