Podcast: Decolonising museums: an African perspectiveDr Fredrick Manthi from National Museums Kenya recently visited the University of Oxford to collaborate with Dr Julia Lee-Thorp from Oxford’s School of Archaeology.
During his visit in Oxford, Dr Manthi delivered a seminar of ‘Decolonising museums: an African perspective‘ at St Cross College.
Many African collections are currently housed in museums across Europe. However, currently many African museums are facing challenges in terms of space and resources. Dr Manthi talked about the need for capacity training, knowledge exchange between governments and museums curators and funding before the collections are returned to African countries.
You can hear Fredrick’s talk via this podcast.
Fredrick and Julia are currently working on a collaborative project on dietary transitions during evolution in Eastern Africa. More information on this project is available here.