MuseumFutures Africa is a people-centered cultural project focussed on museums. It began with a focus on Africa, and expanded its reach to museums across the Global South, with the intention to test, explore and study potentials for new formats of Southern museology.

Study Groups
Arna Jharna Thar Desert Museum
The Conflictorium
Mutare Museum
MajiMaji Museum
Acervo de Laje
Museu Mafalala
Exchanges 2023
Musée National de Guinée
National Museums of Kenya
Steve Biko Centre
Uganda Museum
Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art
Musée Théodore Monod
Exchanges 2021-2
Towards a depiction of ... the experimental / colonial museum
MFA publication 2022
Curriculum 2023
Curriculum 2021
Notes toward a proposal

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MuseumFutures is supported by the     Goethe-Institut

Study Groups

Museum Futures Southern Museology’s aimed to nurture an imaginative collective process driven by 6 different museums in Africa, India and Brazil. Scroll down or use the menu for an overview of each museum, some of their core institutional concerns, their study groups, and a custom illustration by Kampala-based artist Charity Atukunda.

National Museums of Kenya

Illustration by Charity Atukunda, 2023.
The National Museums of Kenya bring together many organizations that combine a considerable number of exhibitions, from art to natural history and ethnological museums.
National Museums of Kenya hosted an exhibition which dealt with the recent history of elections marred with chaos, violence and loss of life. The exhibition intended to create a platform for discourse on these pressing matters that have previously been seen to be discordant as well as to preach good democratic process.
Study group members
Betty Karanja is an Exhibitions Curator at the Nairobi National Museum, Lydia Nafula is a Research Scientist in the Cultural Heritage Department of the National Museums of Kenya, Richard Omondi is a teacher in Bidii School in Nairobi, Evangeline Rotich is a Customer Care Representative at the Karen Blixen Museum, Gilbert Ouma is a heritage practitioner who works with the National Museums of Kenya, Exhibits Department, Hellen Otete is an Education Officer at the Nairobi National Museums, Obed Kiyaya is a PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology who holds a master’s degree in Strategic management from Maseno University, Philip Cheruiyot is a curator and co-founder of two museums: the Kipsigis Museum and the Native Museum, Rodah Lange is a Curator at the Nairobi Gallery a branch of the National Museums of Kenya.