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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
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
Exhibition: Girls Design the World, Apr. 1-30 2016 @ Cultural Dynamism Gallery – Nairobi National Museum
Exhibition continues to 30 April 2016
Time: Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Entry: Normal rates apply
Find more information on their website; http://girlsdesigntheworld.org/
A partnership between the National Museums of Kenya and Minneapolis Institute of Art
This exhibition will be held in the Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum from 7th to 29th February 2016.
You are invited to the photography exhibition “Poland’s Forests” by Mr Stanislaw Butrym (1930 – 2011), a superb and award winning Polish photographer, who was recognised as one of the first pioneers in his country in the field of championing forests as an exquisite source of aesthetic inspiration.
Date: 21 December 2015
Venue: National Museums of Kenya, main exhibition hall
This exhibition is conceived, organised and curated by the renowned Film Director Jacob Barua who mainly specialises in historical subject matters. He is a long time member of the BIEA. The exhibition runs to the 21st December 2015, at the National Museums of Kenya, main exhibition hall, located in the old Coryndon wing.
Find more information, here.
On November 4, 2015, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat will host a panel to debate the proposition: Global migration is out of control—states must enforce stricter border controls and adopt policies to reduce migration.
Chris Horwood of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Nanjala Nyabola of Heinrich Boll Institute, Caroline Njuki of IGAD and Sarah Mallia of Pawa254 will present arguments. Journalist John-Allan Namu of KTN will chair the debate, which will be held in the Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Hall from 6-8pm. Refreshments will be served after the event.
Exhibition: Voting Matters. Citizenship & Technologies of African Elections, Oct. 12 – Nov. 8 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum
Roundtable on: Technologies and Elections
An international conference on Voting materiality confronting academics, politicians, professionals of elections.
Date: October 14, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 2-4 pm
Moses Bakari (CRECO/ELOG, Kenya)
Mohammed Bakari (UDSM, Tanzania)
James Mwirima (CEWARN, Uganda)
Tom Wolf (IPSOS – Kenya)/ IEBC representative (Kenya)
Contemporary elections involve ever-more modern technology. They are meant to protect what have become the fundamental principles of elections: the secrecy and singularity of the individual’s vote, the transparency of the ballot, the independence of the institutions supervising the elections.But these increasingly sophisticated elections come at a cost: when technology goes wrong, suspicions are quickly aroused.Have new technologies made elections more free and fair? Has this new apparatus transformed electoral behavior? The speakers on this panel, each one a specialist, will address these questions with regard to their own field of practice: from election polls, to electoral observation, to the organisation of elections.