SM: The Problem of Nationalist Representation in Public Spaces

SM: This excerpt reflects the fact that the National Musuems of Kenya from its onset, continues to be an institution that does not inherently value the varied cultural identities of its populace.

Right from the start, the academic subject of history has not been of significance to NMK. Indeed, except for Bethwell Ogot (2003) who worked as director of The International Louis Leakey Memorial Institute for African Prehistory (TILL-MIAP), which only operated for a few years, NMK is yet to employ a professional historian. Consequently, it has lacked the internal dynamics that would have facilitated the establishment of a gallery addressing colonial and postcolonial history,hence issues of nationhood.


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