The second edition of our public Object Movement Dialogues takes place on the 25th of June 2019, at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi auditorium. The event will consist of progress updates from the IIP team (the National Museums of Kenya, SHIFT and the Nest Collective), as well as a panel discussion with Dr. Freda Nkirote, Patrick Gathara and Roseline Olang.
On November 30th, 2018, the IIP team were happy to host our first public introduction of the IIP project, and were happy to see a large turnout of interested members of the public, press and Government at the event.
As part of the event, the general outline of the IIP project was presented to the public, which was followed by a panel discussion between George Ondeng’ and Jim Chuchu of the National Museums of Kenya and the Nest Collective (both participating institutions of the IIP project), moderated by Dr. Njoki Ngumi followed by a public discussion on the issues of cultural artifacts held abroad and the thorny debate on the matters of restitution.
As part of IIP’s commitment to continuously engage the public both on the issues of cultural artefacts abroad as well as the ongoing progress and developments of the IIP project, we will continue to host Object Movement Dialogues over the course of 2019-2020. Details of the next OMD will be published soon.
IIP - in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kenya - will host its first public discussion (Object Movement Dialogues #1) this November 30th, 2018 at the Goethe-Institut Mediathek. “Bring Our Things Home?” centers on the debate around the return of African objects abroad.
The talks will be moderated by Dr. Njoki Ngumi of the Nest Collective, and will feature panelists George Ondeng’ from the National Museums of Kenya and Jim Chuchu from The Nest Collective.