Weltkulturen Museum Depot, Frankfurt am Main, Riederwald © Armin Linke, 2013,

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Invisible Inventories. Questioning Kenyan Collections in Western Museums

6 Octobre 2021 - 9 January 2022
Weltkulturen Museum

How can we make Kenyan cultural assets that are possessed by institutions in the Global North accessible to present-day Kenyan society. This question is addressed by the International Inventories Programme, which brings together Kenyan and European artists and scholars.

The works include explorations of specific Kenyan objects from the collections of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the Weltkulturen Museum, as well as the ways in which these objects are culturally interlinked, and how in each case they were appropriated by museums in the Global North. Rather than focusing on concrete issues about restitution there is an emphasis on creating a forum for investigating individual objects at an intellectual and emotional level. The exhibition also deals with the psychological and political consequences of the loss or absence of certain objects from the society in which they were created.

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Weltkulturen Museum
Schaumainkai 29-37
60594 Frankfurt

+49 (0)69 212 31510

U: 1-3, 8 (Schweizer Platz) 4, 5 (Willy-Brandt-Platz) Tram: 15, 16 (Schweizer- / Gartenstraße)
TUE – SUN 11 am – 6 pm
WED 11 am – 8 pm

Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt

Free admission for children and young persons under 18

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