Google launches project witNational Museums of Kenya to promote cultural heritage

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Google has launched a project to digitize and showcase collections from the National Museums of Kenya (NMK).

 

Under the project dubbed “Utamaduni Wetu: Meet the People of Kenya”, Google will promote Kenya’s cultural heritage through telling stories of 28 communities.

The  Sports, Culture and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed noted that the project is part of the government’s plan to digitize Kenya’s key museums.

“This will enable audiences to explore the country’s cultural heritage, which then provides us with a connection to forgotten social values, beliefs and customs,” said Ms Mohamed, who spoke during the launch of the project in Nairobi.

“With the museums of Kenya having over 10 million specimens, this is the best way for us to showcase our wide range of samples around the country,” said NMK director-general Mzalendo Kibunja.

Charles Murito, the Google Kenya director said supporting the project will be preserving and promoting Kenya’s culture.