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Rebecca Njeri Gachihi

National Museums of Kenya

Medical Anthropologist

Country: Kenya


Njeri currently works as Public Programme Officer at the National Museums of Kenya. Njeri’s post focuses on audience development and she is looking forward to working with both communities as well as stakeholders in her role.

Previously she was Programme Manager at the Kenya Heritage Training Institute (KeHTI) within the National Museums of Kenya where in addition to conducting heritage training, she also brought together a Kenyan art group encouraging artists to exhibit internationally.

From 2011-2015, Njeri had an integral role in implementing the Getty East Africa Programme.

In 2012, she completed her Masters degree.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Njeri was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Njeri’s exhibition project proposal was entitled From Nature to Culture.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Njeri attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues.

Njeri returned to the British Museum in 2016 in the role of Senior Fellow. She supported the ITP team in the build up to, during and after the Summer Programme, attended by 21 museum professionals from 13 countries.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), How the ITP changed my life
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), Collections in focus: Siwa: the ceremonial horn
ITP Newsletter Issue 4 (2017), Bulletin Board