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Museum and Society: The Hard Talk – A Contested Relationship, Jun. 3 2017 @ National Museum


A talk by Prof. George Abungu, Heritage Consultant and former Director-General of the National Museums of Kenya

Date: June 3, 2017
Venue: National Museum
Time: 3 pm

Cost: Adult Ksh 400, Student Ksh 200
Advance payment options: Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019, Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

May 26, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Festival of Architecture: Five Defining Decades of the Built Environment, May 24-31 2017 @ ADD – UoN & National Museum


Dates: May 24-31, 2017
Venue: ADD – University of Nairobi & Nairobi National Museum

May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Kenya’s Heritage – Contestations in its Presentation & Value! Prof. Karega Munene, May 27 2017 @ National Museum


Kenya’s Heritage: Contestations in its presentation and value!

A talk by Prof. Karega Munene, of the United States International University (Kenya)

Date & time: Saturday 27 May 2017, from 4 pm
Venue: National Museum
Cost: Adult Ksh 400, Student Ksh 200
Advance payment options: Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019, Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

May 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: European Film Festival, May 16-24 2017 @ Alliance Française & National Museum


Dates: May 16-24, 2017
Venues: Alliance Française & National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Free

Programme

Download the EFF Screening Schedule (pdf)

Week 1 – at Alliance Française (junction of Loita and Monrovia Streets, near the University of Nairobi)
15 May 19.30 Victoria (drama/crime), Germany/Austria – by invitation only
16 May 17.30 Young Offenders (comedy), Ireland
16 May 19.30 Teorie Tygra – Tiger Theory (comedy), Czech Republic
17 May 17.30 Hotell – Hotel (drama), Sweden
18 May 17.30 Cahier Africain – African notebook (documentary), Switzerland
18 May 19.30 Takaisin Pintaan – Diving into the Unknown (documentary), Finland
19 May 17.30 Les Chavaliers Blancs – The White Knights (drama), France
19 May 19.30 Notes on Blindness (documentary), United Kingdom
20 May 15.30 Labyrinthus (family), Belgium
20 May 17.30 Diamantes Negros – Black Diamonds (drama), Spain
20 May 19.30 Moje córki krowy – These Daughters of Mine (comedy), Poland
21 May 15.30 Karpuz Kabungundan Gemiler Yapmak – Boats of Watermelon Rinds (family), Turkey
21 May 17.30 S Tebou ma bavi Slovenko – From Slovakia with Love (documentary), Slovakia
21 May 19.30 De Surprise – The Surprise (comedy), Netherlands

Week 2 – at the National Museum of Kenya (Kipande Road, Westlands)
22 May 17.30 L’Oriana (drama), Italy
23 May 17.30 Tokyo Fianceé – (comedy), Belgium
23 May 19.30 Victoria – (drama/crime), Germany/Austria
24 May 19.30 Gatos não Têm Vertigens – Cats Don’t Have Vertigo (comedy), Portugal

More information, here

May 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition on Food Waste: Internationaler Künstlerverein e.V & Hawa Artists, Mar. 28 – Apr. 28 2017 @ the Nairobi National Museum


An exhibition on FOOD WASTE With artists from IKV Internationaler Künstlerverein e.V., Hawa Artists and the participation of the German Embassy in Nairobi.

Opening: March 28, 2017
Venue: National Museum

Until: April 28, 2017

Due to global mass-distribution the world is divided into the very rich and the very poor where a disconcerting percent of the population, especially children suffer from hunger. As taken the year 2050 will see an explosion of the population that will widen this gap – about 40 percent more food is needed! Research about the food distribution shows that at the moment nearly the same rate of food products is wasted either as crop on the fields, insufficient warehouses or transport, lack of processing or during distribution and at the consumer level.

The gap of available food and demand could be closed theoretically by a better transfer of know-how and a change of consumer habits. The exhibition of the IKV-Club of international artists supports the awareness of Food Waste as a challenge through this collaborative exhibition by African and German artists.

About
The exhibition is within the concept of the first African Food Waste Congress organized under the leadership of the University of Nairobi that brings together worldwide experts in agriculture, food processing and the total supply chain to work towards solutions for this problem.

March 24, 2017 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Museum Fun Day: New Year Activities, Jan. 1 2017 @ National Museum

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Date: January 1, 2017
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Museum & Snake Park Entrance: KES 300/- Adults and KES 150/- Kids

December 28, 2016 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

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Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

About
Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.
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Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

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