Launch Invisible Inventories Project

IIP OMD GT _ Lydia © IIP

Thu, 28.11.2019

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 in Frankfurt.