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Title Conservation of natural and cultural heritage in Kenya : a cross-disciplinary approach / edited by Anne-Marie Deisser, Mugwima Njuguna
Published London : UCL Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents Access to heritage conservation as a human right in Kenya / Anne-Marie Deisser and Ephraim Wahome -- Assessment of legislation on cultural heritage resources in Kenya / Mwanzia Kyule -- The concept of intangible cultural heritage in Kenya / Orinda Shadrack Okumu -- The conservation of public monuments as a tool for building collective identity in Nairobi / Lydia Muthuma -- Reflections on architectural morphology in Nairobi, Kenya : implications for conservation of the built heritage / Muhoro Teckla, Munala Gerryshom and Mugwima Njuguna -- The bao : a board game in Africa's antiquity / Mwanzia Kyule -- Traditional technologies : a conservation challenge / Freda M'Mbogori -- Wildlife heritage ownership and utilization in Kenya--the past, present and future / Francis Mwaura -- Evaluating rural heritage conservation in Kenya : the case of Karue Hill, Embu County / Anthony Njeru Murithi -- Development of cultural heritage tourism in Kenya : a strategy for diversification of tourism products / Evaristus Irandu and Parita Shah -- Significance of traditional oral information and natural artefacts for heritage conservation at the Kit-Mikayi cultural site / Okello Benter, John Bosco Mukundi, Arnold Onyango Watako and Ochieng' Aggrey Adimo -- Community participation in conservation of gazetted cultural heritage sites : a case study of the Agikuyu shrine at Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga / Robert Rukwaro -- Fisheries as heritage : indigenous methods of fishing and conservation among the Luo fishers of Lake Victoria, Kenya / Paul Opondo -- Tracing a forgotten heritage : the place of Mau Mau memory and culture in Kenya / Ephraim Wahome, Felix Kiruthu and Susan Mwangi
Summary In Kenya, cultural and natural heritage has a particular value. Its pre-historic heritage not only tells the story of man's origin and evolution but has also contributed to the understanding of the earth's history: fossils and artefacts spanning over 27 million years have been discovered and conserved by the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). Alongside this, the steady rise in the market value of African art has also affected Kenya. Demand for African tribal art has surpassed that for antiquities of Roman, Byzantine, and Egyptian origin, and in African countries currently experiencing conflicts, this activity invariably attracts looters, traffickers and criminal networks. This book brings together essays by heritage experts from different backgrounds, including conservation, heritage management, museum studies, archaeology, environment and social sciences, architecture and landscape, geography, philosophy and economics to explore three key themes: the underlying ethics, practices and legal issues of heritage conservation; the exploration of architectural and urban heritage of Nairobi; and the natural heritage, landscapes and sacred sites in relation to local Kenyan communities and tourism. It thus provides an overview of conservation practices in Kenya from 2000 to 2015 and highlights the role of natural and cultural heritage as a key factor of social-economic development, and as a potential instrument for conflict resolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 26, 2016)
Subject Art -- Kenya.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Kenya.
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Kenya.
Kenya -- Antiquities.
Kenya -- History.
Kenya -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Deisser, Anne-Marie, editor
Njuguna, Mugwima (Mugwima Bernard), author
ISBN 1910634840
1910634859 (electronic bk.)
9781910634851 (electronic bk.)