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Exhibition: The 21st Kim Sung-Jin African Formative Ceramics Exhibition, Dec. 8 2016 – Jan. 5 2017 @ the National Museum

African Formative Ceramics Exhibition by Sung-Jin | Photo via National Museum

African Formative Ceramics Exhibition by Sung-Jin | Photo via National Museum


Dates: December 8, 2016 – January 5, 2017
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Museum Open Daily – 8.30am – 5.30pm
Entry: Normal Rates Apply

About
Kim, Sung-Jin was born in South Korea on 16th December 1954. He graduated from the department of ceramic arts at Dankook University (M.F.A)

He has held 20 solo exhibitions including the Invitation Artists of Korea Individual Design Exhibition he is also a member of Korea Art Association, Korea Contemporary Ceramic Association and Korea Craft Council.

He is currently undertaking a one year programme as a resident professor in the Department of Fine Art and Design at Kenyatta University teaching ceramics

December 2, 2016 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

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

Leo Movie Screening, Oct. 8 2016 @ Nairobi National Museum

leo-at-knt
Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016
Venue: Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 500 – Guests, KES 400 for KMS Member

RSVP: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

September 30, 2016 at 11:38 am Leave a 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

Exhibition: Girls Design the World, Apr. 1-30 2016 @ Cultural Dynamism Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Girls Design the World Exhibition
Opening Date: 1 April 2016
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10am – 12pm

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

March 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Zebra People, Feb. 7-29 2016 @ Cultural Dynamism Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Zebra People
Meet the Zebra People at the Nairobi National Museum in an exhibition by the Zebra People and Mia Collis in collaboration with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust.

This exhibition will be held in the Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum from 7th to 29th February 2016.

January 18, 2016 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Social Perceptions, Until Jan. 31 2016 @ Cultural Dynamism Gallery – National Museum

Painting by Moses Nyawanda

Painting by Moses Nyawanda


Social Perceptions by Railway Museum Arts Studio Artists;

Dates: Until January 31, 2016
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30am – 5.30pm
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

About
This exhibition of paintings by Kevin Ndege, Stephen Njenga, Samwel Njoroge and Moses Nyawanda is the artists’ response to certain social issues in the world we live in today.

The four artists have varied individual perceptions of this subject that each has addressed in a unique and captivating style. They work in a space situated in the heart of Nairobi’s Central Business District, the Railway Museum Arts Studio that is housed by The Nairobi Railway Museum.

Other members of this studio are Peter Ndirangu, Lia Barhane, Joan Otieno and Sam Githinji.

January 4, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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