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Lecture: The Big Conservation Lie! Inaugural Talk by Dr. Mordecai Ogada & John Mbaria, May 20 2017 @ National Museum

Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the unspeakable in Museums

Date & time: Saturday 20 May 2017, from 4 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

This will be an inaugural talk by Dr. Mordecai Ogada and John Mbaria, based on their recently published book – The big conservation lie!

National Museums of Kenya is a leading conservation institution and a platform for intellectual discourse on every issue cultural, heritage conservation.

So what is the lie?

Join us!

Bookings: 0724 255 299, 0780 755 231 or, Wireless: 020 2339158

May 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Swahili Classes in Nairobi at Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa – at the National Museums of Kenya

The Research Institute of Swahili studies of Eastern Africa, a directorate of National Museums of Kenya, offers Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.

The Institute offers the following modules;
– The Beginners’ Course,
– The Intermediate Course,
– The Advanced Course,
– Evening Lessons and
– Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’

For more information, find the Courses Description attached [Word Doc.]

Contact: / 0722 611 533

April 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Remains, Waste & Metonymy: A Critical Intervention into Art/Scholarship, Jan. 18 – Feb. 18 2016 @ National Museums of Kenya

Remains, Waste and Metonymy
Remains, Waste and Metonymy: A critical intervention into art/scholarship. Curated by Neo Musangi and Joost Fontein.

Opening: January 22, 2016 from 6 pm

Dates: 18 January – 18 February 2016
Venue: National Museums of Kenya, Museum Hill Road
Entry: Museums Rates Apply

This exhibition carries the remnants of an event held at the BIEA in Nairobi on 24th October 2015, entitled Remains, Waste and Metonymy: A critical intervention into art/scholarship. That event sought to provoke new avenues of collaboration between artists, scholars and other cultural producers around the themes of waste, remains and metonymy.

The unifying question bringing the interventions traced here together is how an approach to stuff as incomplete, open-ended and emergent can offer critical scrutiny to the assumed finality, stability and comfort of ‘objects’, ‘persons’ and landscapes. Always ‘in the making’ remains and waste often appear like unfinished biographies, metaphors, symbols or narrations that promise but rarely deliver entirely coherent meanings, bounded entities and stable wholes. Their indeterminacy can be creatively explored to reveal the excessive multiplicities of time, substance and space.

In exhibiting the remnants of these interventions here, we seek to reflect on how the traces of events outlive their particular moments, mirroring how our approach emphasizes process than product, emergence rather than finality, the subjunctive rather than the conditional, and the possible rather than the certain. In bringing together a diversity of critical intellectualisms we seek to provoke longer explorations of the uneasy yet creative analytical space between scholarship and the arts around the themes of materiality and temporality.

Sponsored by British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)

January 18, 2016 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Event: Mobility Patterns and the Inception of Herding Economies in Kenya – Insights from Lake Turkana Basin, Dec. 8 2015 @ BIEA

Mobility Patterns
Mobility Patterns and the Inception of Herding Economies in Kenya: Insights from Lake Turkana Basin by Dr. Emmanuel K Ndiema.

Date: December 8, 2015
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikpia road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

December 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Interactive Educational Theatre: Walking Tall, Sept. 30 2015 @ National Museums of Kenya

walking Tall
Date: Wed 30 September 2015
Venue: NMK Louis Leakey Auditorium, Museum Hill road
Time: 6:00pm

September 21, 2015 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Contact Zones NRB 15 – Kenya@50 Trends, Identities and the Politics of Belonging by Joyce Nyairo, Jun. 3 2015 @ National Museum

Contact Zones Nairobi
Date: June 3, 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums of Kenya
Time: 5.30 pm
Entry: Free

Dr. Nyairo will be joined by a panel consisting of Dr. JKS Makhoha (Kenyatta University), Dr. Garnette Olouch-Olunya (Technical University of Kenya), Dr. Charles Muiru Ngugi (University of Nairobi), Milton Obote Joshua (USIU), and Prof. Levi Obonyo (Daystar University)

Find more information here

June 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm 1 comment

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

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