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Kenya’s Constitution: Origins, Objectives and Impact by Professor Yash Pal Ghai, Nov. 19 2016 @ Nairobi National Museum

Professor Yash Pal Ghai | Photo via the NMS

Professor Yash Pal Ghai | Photo via the NMS


Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Refreshments for sale at 3:15pm; Talk at 4:00pm

Donation: Ksh 200 Student, Ksh 400 KMS member and Ksh 500 Guest (MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019)
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Yash Ghai will discuss why Kenya needed a new Constitution and briefly describe the process, including the hurdles that faced it. He will describe what the new Constitution tries to achieve, taking issues like national unity, respect for diversity, integrity, popular participation and social justice.

He will also give an interim progress report on these issues, and the resistance the Constitution faces, especially from government and politicians, as well as from continued corruption.

About
Yash Pal Ghai is Kenyan. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard and taught in Dar es Salaam, where many distinguished East African lawyers were his students. Later he taught at universities in Sweden, the UK and Hong Kong, and as visiting professor in many more.

In Kenya he chaired the first phase of the constitution making process from 2000 to 2004. Much of the fruit of that stage of the process can be seen in the Constitution adopted in 2010. Yash Ghai has advised on constitution making in 20 or so other countries.

November 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm 1 comment

Talk: Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution in Africa, Aug. 13 2016 @ the National Museums

Kenya Museum Society and The National Museums of Kenya invite you, your friends and colleagues for a fascinating talk on Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution.

Date: Saturday, August 13 2016
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium
Time: 4 pm

Talk: Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution in Africa by Prof. Stanley H. Ambrose, University of Illinois

About
The disastrous beginning of the last Ice Age, 74 thousand years ago, may have stimulated anatomically modern humans in Africa to cooperate for survival. This new social security system, combined with new technologies, may have facilitated expansion of behaviorally modern humans out of Africa sixty thousand years ago, and replacement of Neanderthals and other archaic human species. Stanley Ambrose will discuss the geological, climatic, archaeological, genetic, physiological and fossil evidence for behaviors that contributed to the competitive advantage of modern African humans and the demise of Neanderthals.

Refreshments for sale at 3:15pm – Talk at 4:00pm

Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Resident Guest

All proceeds support projects of the National Museums of Kenya

August 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Contact Zones NRB 15 – Kenya@50 Trends, Identities and the Politics of Belonging by Joyce Nyairo, Jun. 3 2015 @ National Museum

Contact Zones Nairobi
Date: June 3, 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums of Kenya
Time: 5.30 pm
Entry: Free

Dr. Nyairo will be joined by a panel consisting of Dr. JKS Makhoha (Kenyatta University), Dr. Garnette Olouch-Olunya (Technical University of Kenya), Dr. Charles Muiru Ngugi (University of Nairobi), Milton Obote Joshua (USIU), and Prof. Levi Obonyo (Daystar University)

Find more information here

June 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm 1 comment

Musical Play: My Mum My Queen, May 10 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museums

My Mum My Queen Flier
Date: Sunday, May 10 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museums)
Time: 2 Shows
1. Sunday 3pm 10th May
2. Sunday 6pm 10th May
Tickets: 1200/= advance, 1,500/= at the Door

About
This Mother’s day treat your mum, your wife, or a mum you love, to this amazing Play and Musical Narrative, My Mum, My Queen.

My Mum, My Queen is a celebration of the different stages of motherhood, as we get to experience the funny, challenging and heartfelt moments of motherhood, through entertaining drama and music. It will be great fun-full of laughs, and heartfelt moments that will leave your mum feeling like Royalty.

To book your tickets call 0725 040 951 or Lipa na Mpesa number 317979

May 5, 2015 at 10:53 am 1 comment

Screening: The First Irish Kenya Film Festival, Mar. 15 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

Irish Film
The First Irish Kenya Film Festival will offer the chance to catch Irish movies in Nairobi, as part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Date: March 15, 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum
Time: From 10.30 am

Screening Time and Costs

10.30: “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – KES 100
Irish drama directed by Ken Loach set during the Irish War of Independence (1919- 1922) and the Irish Civil War (1922- 1923). Winner of the PALME D’OR at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

14.00: “The Secret of Kells”
Oscar nominated children’s animated film telling the story of a young monk Brendan who is learning to be a scribe and how he got the inspiration to complete the world famous Book of Kells. Perfect for children.

17.00: “Once” – KES 300
Irish Musical film (Oscar winner for Best Original Song) tells the story of the musical collaboration of a Dublin busker and a young Czech immigrant flower seller.


Irish musicians will be playing for a short time after the last film.

For Tickets Email: irishkenyafilmfestival@gmail.com

Sponsored by Monikos Kitchen, Valley Arcade Nairobi.

March 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Event: Talk by Daniel Chai Chivatsi, Feb. 28 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium- National Museum

Kenya Museum Society and National Museums of Kenya Present an evening talk by Daniel Chai Chivatsi, BVM, MSc.
Senior Veterinary Pathologist / Researcher and Acting Head, Animal Sciences Institute of Primate Research, Karen

Date and Time: Saturday 28 February 2015, 4 pm
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium

About
The Institute of Primate Research (IPR) is the largest in Africa in terms of capacity to hold and maintain non-human primates used for research. The discovery of basic human reproductive health solutions from cervical cancer to endometriosis can arise from IPR’s research on baboons.

Other highlights of the presentation include the specific contributions of IPR, the importance of bio-medical research in Kenya and IPR’s commitment to animal welfare in research.

Donation:
Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest

MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019

Refreshments for sale from 3:15pm; Presentation at 4:00pm
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

February 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

BORN FREE: Past, Present and Future Presented by Will Travers, Oct. 15 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

BORN FREE: Past, Present and Future
Presented by Will Travers, President, Born Free Foundation

Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Talk 7:00 pm

The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by Will Travers parents, the actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free
Travers will talk about what the Foundation is doing to assist in the fight to stop ivory trade, the protection of Kenya’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Refreshments for sale 6.15pm Talk 7:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019

October 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

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