Exhibition Tour

“Invisible Inventories: Questioning Kenyan Collections in Western Museums”

How can we make Kenyan cultural assets that are in the possession of institutions in the Global North accessible to present-day Kenyan society? Since 2018, this question has been addressed by the “International Inventories Programme” (IIP), which brings together Kenyan and European artists and scholars. After shows in Nairobi and Cologne, the exhibition project “Invisible Inventories” can now be seen at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt.

In his guided tour, Eric Otieno Sumba will give an insight into the significance of the international project and the exhibition.

Ndoome "Dance Shield" of the Kikuyu, Kenya. Image by Peter Wolff. Courtesy: Weltkulturen Musuem