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Exhibition: Mentor & the mentored by Amimo Kala & Tobiko Simon, Apr. 12-30 2014 @ National Museum

Mentor & the mentored by Amimo Kala & Tobiko Simon

Mentor & the mentored by Amimo Kala & Tobiko Simon


Starting this weekend at the Nairobi National Museum, a three week exhibition by art tutor Amimo Kala and art student Tobiko Simon.

Both are inspired by nature, the social space around them and early memories. Amimo exhibits sculptures mainly in Kisii stone that are influenced by his structured life as a teacher while Tobiko, influenced by the 19th century landscape artist John Constable, explores the vast Kaputei plains where he roamed in his early childhood as a herds boy.

Dates: April 12-30, 2014
Venue: National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

April 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Kids: Little Sun Treasure Hunt, Apr. 12 2014 @ Exhibition Hall – National Museum

LSTreasurehunt

Want to roam the dark hallways of the museum at night? Want to do something different? Come and join us for a treasure hunt where you can live a “Night at the Museum”. We’re turning off the lights and we’re going to have fun!

Ideal for 6 – 15 year olds:) (Must be accompanied by adults). So bring your kids, nieces and nephews for some fun over Easter holidays.

Tickets can be bought at Naked Pizza. (Includes a Little Sun which will be provided at the door).
Ksh 2000: pre-booking
Ksh 2500: at the door

Call 0734647336 or info@solataa.co.ke for more information.

April 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: What’s New Under the Sun, Mar. 30-Apr. 30 2014 @ National Museum

what is new under the sun
Exhibition Opening: March 30, 2014 at 2 pm
Venue: Temporary Exhibition Hall , Nairobi National Museum

Runs Until: April 30, 2014

What’s new under the sun exhibition is a result of cooperation between two groups of pupils from the middle school in Tomice, Poland and eight schools in the Mathare in Nairobi.

35 pupils participated in a series of educational workshops during which they had a chance to know each other, to work in tandem on the same topic and to answer some questions: Who am I? What do we need to have to go on a journey together? How do we express our emotions?

The works which came out of these workshops impressed many; the Kenyan and Polish schoolchildren, their classmates, parents, teachers, friends, project coordinators, museum employees and spectators who came to watch out of pure interest.

The Polish- Kenyan exhibition has varying settings. It is presented in four usual-unusual places: a disused building in the Mathare turned into an art gallery, the Nairobi National Museum, the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow, as well as Polish Nobel Laureate Secondary School in Tomice. We look at the works – what do we see? Teenagers’ energy, dreams, emotions, differences and similarities.

“I am afraid of things which have been discovered once and for all. I like the things which stay visible only for a few days”, said the Congolese writer Sony Labou Tansi.

We hope that by visiting this exhibition you too will experience a journey of discovery…

The exhibition will be accompanied by two art workshops for students in cooperation with the National Museum in Nairobi.

Project founders: Razem Pamoja Fundation, The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museums in Krakow

Partners: Education Effect Africa, Commune of Tomice, Community Centre in Tomice

Exhibitions organisers: Razem Pamoja Foundations, The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museums in Krakow, Nairobi National Museums

March 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: African Soul by GERALDINE ROBARTS, Mar. 29 – Apr. 18 2014 @ Ecology Gallery – National Museum

National Museum
Art Exhibition of paintings by GERALDINE ROBARTS

Opening: March 29, 2014
Venue: Ecology Gallery, National Museum
Time: 2-5 pm

Guest of honour: British High Commissioner – Dr.Christian Turner

Exhibition runs Until April 18, 2014

http://geraldinerobarts.com/index.html

March 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

KMS Lecture: Natural Cultural Sites in Kenya, Mar. 29 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

KMS
Date: Saturday 29 March 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi 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 info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

Find more info on Dr. Celia Nyamweru’s Lecture Poster

March 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Before the Rains/After the Rains by Alexandra Spyratos, Mar. 2-22 2014 @ National Museum

Before the Rains and After the Rains
An exhibition of new works by ALEXANDRA SPYRATOS

Opening Reception: March 4, 2014
Venue: National Museum
Time: 6 pm
Guest of Honour: Australian High Commissioner HE Geoff Tooth

Exhibition Dates: Until March 22, 2014
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
Alexandra Spyratos was born in Kenya where she has lived most of her life surrounded by Africa’s beauty. Based between Australia, Europe and Africa, Alexandra continues to paint for exhibitions worldwide.

February 25, 2014 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Kenya at 50 Photographic exhibition by the Standard Media Group, until Feb. 28 2014 @ National Museum

Dates: Until February 28, 2014
Venue: National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

February 14, 2014 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Genesis by Bezalel Ngabo, Feb. 4-28 2014 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Exhibition: Genesis by Bezalel Ngabo

Exhibition: Genesis by Bezalel Ngabo


GENESIS: An exhibition by BEZALEL NGABO.

Dates: February 4-28, 2014
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum rates apply

Bezalel Ngabo realized he had artistic abilities when he was very young. He was born in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa where he attend the fine arts school, academy des beaux-arts to build his skills. His art later took him to Kenya where he held several exhibitions providing him opportunities to further his career. Bezalel now resides in Nairobi, Kenya. He is married to a beautiful Kenyan lady and is currently a father of one.

Painting is Bezalel’s way of appreciating the beautiful world we live in, especially in Africa to educate his viewers of the basic virtues of life that help contribute in making our world even more beautiful. Painting mainly abstracts, Bezalel draws his inspiration from the Holy Bible, which he believes is a mirror to the human spirit, and from day to day happenings in our society. All his pieces are original and unique.

To view some of Bezalel’s stunning art visit: http://www.bezalelngabo.com/

February 3, 2014 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Talk by Jim Nyamu: Conserving African Elephants Through Walking & Talking, Feb. 1 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Are you a conservation enthusiast? Do you love elephants? Does ivory poaching worry you?

Join Kenya Museum Society for an interactive, informative and what should be a captivating talk by Jim Nyamu

Date: Saturday, 1 February 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Refreshments 3.15pm Starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS Member, Ksh 500 Guest, Ksh 200 Citizen & Student

About
Jim, is the founder and director of Elephant Neighbours Center (ENC), an NGO that aims to promote peaceful co-existence between elephants and communities, with a mission to protect African elephants and secure their landscape outside protected areas.

Jim has an amazing passion for what he does, peppered with vast experience in elephant conservation as a research scientist and elephant specialist.

We hope that his experience and findings on poaching and the illegal ivory trade and their adverse effects on wildlife will leave you wanting to join in this worthy cause of saving the largest land mammals on earth.

Jim will also launch his 2014 campaign plan on the ‘Ivory Belongs to Elephants’ walks.

January 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Album Launch: Rabbit the King, Dec. 20 2013 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

Album Launch

December 19, 2013 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Kenya at 50: Urban Heritage Exhibition, Until Dec. 31 2013 @ National Museum

NMK
As Kenya marks its Golden Jubilee, celebrating 50 years of independence, the nation will salute its progress and achievements in multiple sectors. Identifying and documenting urban heritage contributes to this celebration by capturing the growth of the nation as evidenced by the edifices in its capital city, Nairobi.

The National Museums of Kenya and the School of Architecture and Building Sciences of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology have partnered to bring you an exhibition on historic buildings in Nairobi to communicate the city’s architectural diversity through visual documentation focused on post-independence architecture.

This travelling photo exhibition have been carefully selected to include historic, architectural, technological, and aesthetic value of buildings. Effort has been made to include a mixture of the known and less known, both of which have been presented in a creative, unique, and informative way.

Dates: December 2013
Where: Nairobi National Museum

December 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Butterfly People, Nov. 16 2013 @ National Museum

Butterfly People
Join the Kenya Museum Society for a relaxing Saturday afternoon, watching Butterfly People, a short, spectacular and insightful documentary, about the Samburu of northern Kenya.

Date: Saturday 16 November 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

Synopsis
The Samburu people of northern Kenya have, for centuries, followed a pastoral life. Their culture evolved into an age-grade system, wherein rites of passage were marked by complex rituals and ceremonies. Within the system, the turning point for every Samburu is circumcision, its purpose being to create a new generation of warriors, traditional protectors of the tribe. Circumcisions take place rarely, their timing determined by the stars.

Set against a background of varied and magnificent scenery, the film, made by Rhodia Mann, who was adopted into a Samburu family, begins with Rhodia’s personal involvement with the family. Through the life story of her Samburu ‘mother’, she blends historical fact with folklore and mythology to give a history of the people, as far as it is known. The story takes us from the past into the present, and ultimately to the fascinating circumcision ceremonies of 2005.

Rhodia is also a bead specialist and author. Her books will be on sale at the event.

Refreshments 3.15pm Starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS member, Ksh 500 Guest, Ksh 200 Student
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

November 12, 2013 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mwanamke ni Effort by James Njoroge, Nov. 6-30 2013 @ National Museum

Mwanamke ni Effort Cover
Exhibition Dates: 6th-30th November 2013 at the Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Barely six months after graduating from Kenyatta University James Njoroge, holds his first solo exhibition at The Prestigious Nairobi National Museum. The show is a tribute to his mother and to all Kenyan women who toil selflessly for their families.
Njoroge’s collection for this exhibition is a linear autobiography of his life brought up by a single mother. His works track the life of ‘mama soko’, her triumphs and travails.
Njoroge’s women are burdened – burdened by pitiable circumstances, burdened by errant husbands, burdened by single parenthood and fleeting youth; they are also somewhat faceless, marginalised by State and Men. In truth they are the back bone of Africa and Njoroge’s works force us to look at them, to value them, to acknowledge them.

Find the works of James Njoroge here

November 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mwanamke ni Effort, Nov. 4-30 2013 @ National Museum

Mwanamke ni Effort Cover

Opening: November 2, 2013
Venue: Red Chilli Restaurant, Muthaiga Mini Market, Muthaiga Nairobi

Exhibition Continues: 6th-30th November 2013 at the Nairobi National Museum

Barely six months after graduating from Kenyatta University James Njoroge, holds his first solo exhibition at The Prestigious Nairobi National Museum. The show is a tribute to his mother and to all Kenyan women who toil selflessly for their families.

Njoroge’s collection for this exhibition is a linear autobiography of his life brought up by a single mother. His works track the life of ‘mama soko’, her triumphs and travails.

Njoroge’s women are burdened – burdened by pitiable circumstances, burdened by errant husbands, burdened by single parenthood and fleeting youth; they are also somewhat faceless, marginalised by State and Men. In truth they are the back bone of Africa and Njoroge’s works force us to look at them, to value them, to acknowledge them.

October 28, 2013 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival Do-Over: The Vagina Monologues, Oct. 24 2013 @ Louis Leakey Memorial Auditorium – National Museum

V Monologues
Due to the tragic events of September 21, 2013 at Westgate, events planned for the evening of the 21st September and all events planned for 22nd September during the Storymoja Hay Festival were cancelled.

The Festival has made a decision to make available some of the cancelled shows.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed at the Louis Leakey Memorial Auditorium at the National Museum at 7.30pm on the 24th October 2013.

Date: October 24, 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Memorial Auditorium – National Museum
Time: at 7.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

If you had bought a Season Pass or tickets for the premium events above during the Storymoja Hay Festival, your ticket will be valid for use then. Please bring it with you.

For queries please write in to juliet@storymojaafrica.co.ke

October 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

Wamathai Spoken Word, Oct. 12 2013 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

Wamathai
Wamathai Spoken Word is back on the 12th October after a short hiatus. The venue has shifted to the more spacious Louis Leakey Auditorium at the National Museum.

The event will be hosted by Sadia Ahmed. It will feature performances by Elani, Adelle Onyango, El Poet, Eudiah Kamonjo, Mwende Ngao and Raya Wambui. There will also be an art exhibition by Nduta Kariuki and Ian Weswa.

Tickets: Kshs. 400 in advance & Kshs. 500 at the gate.
[Buy advance tickets by sending cash via MPESA to 0704 090471 [a confirmation message will be sent to you with a ticket number once payment is received]

Time: 3–7 pm
Contact info: hello@wamathai.com , 0704 090471

Ample and Secure Parking Available.

October 4, 2013 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

Trio Exhibition: Wamama wa Kazi, Oct. 8-30 2013 @ National Museum

Wamama na Kazi
Wamama wa Kazi
A trio exhibition by Maryann Muthoni, Carol Mbirua and Esther Mukuhi, exploring the Kenyan woman; – her duties, her beauty and her love that brings about happiness, comfort, inspiration and calmness.

Exhibition dates: 5th- 31st October 2013
Venue: National Museum
Entry: Normal Museum rates apply

VIP viewing
Date: October 3, 2013
Venue: at the Strut It Afrika Fashion Week at the Shifteye Gallery, the Priory, Hurlinghaum.
Tickets Ksh 20,000

October 1, 2013 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Hay Festival Premium Events: Global Celebs, Kanga Karnival… Sept.19-22 2013 @ National Museum

SHF Premium Events
Dates: September 19-22, 2013
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: From 10 am to late

Tickets: Seasonal Pass Kshs 1500 – 4 days, Daily Tickets Adults Kshs 1000 & Kshs 500 Kids
Tickets Contacts: 0728 285 021 or tickets@storymojaafrica.co.ke

September 16, 2013 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Party with the Stars! at Storymoja HayFestival Launch Party, Sept. 19 2013 @ National Museum

Party with the Stars
Date: September 19, 2013
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 5000 [includes season pass]
Call: 0724 913 364

June Gachui brings you the acclaimed Motown in Nairobi with Denise Gordon [USA] and Different Faces Band

All that Jazz at Storymoja…

September 16, 2013 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Hay Festival: Occupy Nairobi Spoken word Concert, Sept. 21 2013 @ National Museum

Occupynairobi---September2013-Poster
Date: September 21, 2013
Location: Nairobi National Museum Courtyard
Tickets: Kshs 500
starts at 7 pm

#OccupyNairobi- the Storymoja stir up
With 15 of Nairobi’s best poets-the Class of 2013, an incredible line up of International Poets such as Warsan Shire, music by h_art and Mishel Muriuki, and surprise performance by Sarabi, Short film premiere of Mutua Matheka”s film- Portrait of a City, launch of Heroes Vs Rats

http://storymojahayfestival.com/

September 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Hay Festival: Imagine the World Music Concert, Sept. 20 2013 @ National Museum

Poster
Date: September 20, 2013
Location: National Museum Courtyard
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Performances by 6 Bands: Fena, Sarabi, Stan, Jemedari, Mumala & Kiu

http://storymojahayfestival.com/

September 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Book Sale: Second Hand Book Sale, Sept. 6-7 2013 @ National Museum

Book Sale Poster 2013
The kenya Museum society invites you for the 2013 Second Hand Book Sale on Friday 6 & Sat 7 September 2013,

Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Main Courtyard
Time: 10am – 4pm on both days

Proceeds fund projects at the National Museums of Kenya

September 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

Kiddies Day Outing: Know your Museum, Acting & Dancing, Aug. 31 2013 @ Nairobi National Museum

Date: August 31, 2013
Venue: National Museum
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Tickets: KMS Member Kid Kshs 750 | non member Kid Ksh 1000

Target Age Group: 10-15 years

For more info download Sat 31 August Kids event

August 28, 2013 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

Kids got Talent! Kiddies Day Out – Know Your Museum, Drawing & Dancing, Aug. 3 2013 @ Nairobi Museum

Kids got Talent

July 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sudanese Vision by Yassir Ali & Fawaz Elsaid, Jul. 13-31 2013 @ National Museum

Painting by Yassir Ali

Painting by Yassir Ali


Opening: July 13, 2013
Venue: National Museum
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Entry: Free

Yassir Ali is a Sudanese artist who is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. A graduate of Fine Art from Sudan University for Science and Technology, Yassir is a member of the Almada Art Group, Union for Sudanese Artists and Kuona Trust. He is also involved in many projects for Sudanese children. Yassir is inspired by Nubian culture and motifs and his art is easily identified by eye-catching forms and colour. He has been exhibiting actively internationally.

Fawaz Elsaid was born in Sudan, and graduated from the College of Fine Art at Sudan University in 2004. He too is currently at Kuona Trust. He has participated in art workshops at the French Cultural Center in Khartoum and exhibits his work in Sudan as well as abroad.

July 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Africa – History of a Continent, Jun. 26 2013 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

Africa
Date: June 26, 2013
Venue:Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 5.30 pm
Entry: Free

June 24, 2013 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: King Dodge & the Ngecha artists, Until 30 2013 @ National Museum

Date: Until June 30, 2013
Venue: Creative Insight, National Museum
Entry: Museum rates apply

June 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: From the Roadside to the Art Galleries by Lake Basin Arts Group, Until Jul. 15 2013 @ National Museum

Dates: Until July 15, 2013
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Entry: museum rates apply

June 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mexican Photograper Alfredo De Stefano, Mar 21 2013 @ National Museum

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBITION

March 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Climate Change During the Last Ice Age, Feb 27 2013 @ National Museum

Climate Change Lecture Poster

February 22, 2013 at 5:38 am 1 comment

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