Our project for exploring cultural heritage working with the Kenyan youth diaspora in the UK.

Phase 1 will result in an online exhibition showcasing 100 objects along with the stories of researching, selecting and creating the exhibition.

Kenya's Story in 100 Objects

is about engaging Kenya's youth, especially those in the diaspora in the UK, with the wealth of Kenya's cultural heritage. Specifically, it's about guiding a group of young women and men on a journey to reconnect with this extraordinary, yet sometimes neglected, heritage. During the project, many types of Kenyan objects will be looked at and studied because of their cultural significance and merit.

We'll question the objects

Who made them, What ideas promoted them, What were their functions socially, culturally and spiritually, What are they made of and Where are they now? What we now refer to as 'traditional art of Kenya' was often produced as part of everyday life, often fulfilling specific and practical functions. By examining these objects, we can gain an understanding and appreciation of the life of Kenya's different communities, as they were then and as they are now. 

Visit:  www.ken100.org