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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women with Art, Mar. 8-31 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museums

Image: Abeba Ayolew, Eyes, Acrylics on Canvas, 45 x 49cm Painted at Kakuma Refugee Camp in 1999. Abeba was a refugee in the camp at the time. | via NMK

Image: Abeba Ayolew, Eyes, Acrylics on Canvas, 45 x 49cm
Painted at Kakuma Refugee Camp in 1999. Abeba was a refugee in the camp at the time. | via NMK

Dates: March 8-31, 2015
Venue: Creativity Gallery – National Museums
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

March 6, 2015 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, Oct. 4 2014 @ National Museums to Uhuru Gardens

Join the March Against Extinction. On October 4th, 2014 – approx 120 cities around the world will be marching to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos and elephants and to ask countries involved in the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horn to stop with immediate effect. Nairobi will be marching!

Date: October 4, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 am
Start At: National Museums of Kenya
End at: Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road

September 29, 2014 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Jak Katarikawe, Sept. 1-Dec. 1 2014 @ the Nairobi Gallery

Jak at National Museum
Opening: August 31, 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: The Nairobi Gallery

Exhibition runs Until December 1, 2014
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

Take some time to view Jak Katarikawe works during the 4 months his work will be on display at the Nairobi Gallery. Jak Katarikawe is considered to be one of the greatest East African Artists.

August 22, 2014 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Africa by Art Odhis, Aug. 1-31 2014 @ Temporary Exhibition Hall – National Museum


Fifty Years. Half a decade. The age of a country on the road of sovereignty, self-governance and gaining her voice in the global world. Has it been too long? Is she still too young? Either way, it has been an exciting journey to the emerging country that she is today.

Come take a walk through her history, appreciate the turning points.

A transforming experience by means of visual art.

The dominating expressionist style by the artist makes you feel the struggles, triumphs and resilience of the country, the continent and its people.

Arthur Patrick Odhiambo takes a look into the African shapers of the past fifty years.

The exhibition of the legends of years past and present are pieces that allow you to feel the soul of the African people. The artist captures Africa’s cultural diversity and brilliantly marries it to contemporary visuals of the new age African.

Bring your whole self in, bring your children in, bring your family and friends and experience Africa at the National Museums of Kenya, Creativity Gallery Hall.

Happy Anniversary Kenya! Viva Africa!
Be happy, Be bold.

July 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Opening: the Murumbi African Heritage Collections, Oct. 21 2013 @ Old PC’s Office

The management at National Museums of Kenya (NMK) invites you to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Nairobi Gallery (Old PC’s Building) and the official opening of the Murumbi African Heritage Collection on;

Date: October 21, 2013
Venue: Old PC’s Office
Time: 6.30 pm

October 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Arterial Network Kenya Catchup at Storyoja Hay Festival, Sept. 21 2013 @ National Museum

TheCatchUp Sept2013
Join Arterial Network Kenya Catchup this Saturday at The StoryMoja Hay Festival, National Museums of Kenya | Date: 21st September 2013, Location: ‘The Kids area’ | Time: 4pm

This Month’s Topic: Making a living as a writer/artist: Opportunities, Revenue Streams and Future Planning

The September Catch-up brings a lot of insight from established writers and publishers at this year’s Storymoja Hay festival. Africa has long had the reputation of being a continent of non-readers. Though this is changing what are the underlying difficulties that make many still not have a reading culture in Kenya?

Panelists taking us through this conversation includes John Mwazemba, a writer, has worked extensively with publishing houses and regularly writes for the Nation. Oby Obyerodhyambo, a thespian, scriptwriter and has a master’s degree in Literature from the University of Nairobi, Faith Koli is a producer by profession who has consulted for several TV programs such as Mali, Agenda Kenya, Tazama 1,2,3,4, Biko Zulu (blogger) and Teddy Muthusi, an independent Creative Consultant, (advertising)

September 20, 2013 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Public Lecture: by Prof. Gijsbert Oonk, Sept. 12 2013 @ National Museum

Public Lecture
AWAAZ and the Kenyan Asian Forum (KAF) cordially invites you to a public lecture by PROFESSOR GIJSBERT OONK on Thursday 12 September 2013

Venue: Louis Leakey Memorial Hall, National Museums of Kenya
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: FREE

RSVP: Zahid Rajan/Zarina Patel Tel. 0722344900, 0733741085 or email: and

Topic: An exposition on his latest book SETTLED STRANGERS: ASIAN BUSINESS ELITES IN EAST AFRICA, 1800-2000

Gijsbert Oonk is Associate Professor of African and South Asian History at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. He is Head of Department of History at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
His major interests include: Business, migration and economic history. He is particularly interested in the role of South Asian (Indian) migrants and settlers in East Africa.

September 10, 2013 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

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