Object Movement Dialogues

Event: Object Movement Dialogues #2

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.

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Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide

Perhaps for the first time in Kenya’s history, there’s a movement to investigate the cultural artifacts stolen and kept outside the country’s borders. The discussions surround how certain objects were bundled or bequeathed from the East African nation, exploring where in the West they are actually housed, who holds the agency to demand their repatriation, and how their historical and cultural legacy can be harnessed for sustainable and creative development.

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