As a research and exhibition project, the International Inventories Programme
sets out to decolonize the discourse on restitution by approaching the topic from a perspective rooted in Kenya. The artworks, positions and knowledge produced through the project will consequently be represented, shared and distributed in Kenya and Germany through a series of large-scale exhibitions, discussions and artistic interventions.
The launch of the project will also incorporate an Object Movement Dialogue,
a public forum that has amplified the discussion on restitution in Kenya.
The Invisible Inventories Programme
brings together a broad range of cultural institutions, researchers and creative practitioners engaging with museums in Kenya and Germany. It is a collaborative project between the Goethe-Institut Kenya, SHIFT
(Germany), The Nest Collective
(Kenya), the National Museums of Kenya
, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum
in Cologne and the Weltkulturen Museum