Africana Studies

African Museums of the 21st Century as Institutions for Return and Integration

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

"African Museums of the 21st Century as Institutions for Return and Integration"

Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia, Director General National Museums of Kenya, Public Lecture. 

Tuesday, October 15, 4:00 p.m.

Madison Union 405

Dr. Mzalendo N. Kibunjia, EBS is the Director General/CEO of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Anthropology from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a BA in Archaeology & History from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Before his tenure as Director General, he was Chief Research Scientist at the National Museums of Kenya undertaking research in paleoanthropology, heritage and culture studies. Previously he was a Senior Research Scientist at the same institution. He served as the first Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya. He has rich research and practical experience in heritage, anthropology, and language, and is well published on paleonathropology. As a Team member of West Turkana Archaeological Project he was the Principal investigator of Lokalalei 2 archaeological site in the Nachukui Formation, which was until recently the oldest archaeological site in Kenya, dated to 2.3 million years. In December 2010, Dr. Kibunjia was awarded a National Honor, the Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) by the president of Kenya, for exemplary leadership and service.

Sponsored by:

African, African American, and Diaspora Studies; Office of the Provost’s Office; College of Visual and Performing Arts; College of Arts and Letters; Center for Global Engagement; English Department; Office of Access and Inclusion; Crossdisciplinary Studies; History Department; and the Library (Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

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