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Wendland Chole Kiziili

Kitale Museum

Senior Curator

Country: Kenya

ITP Year: 2013


Kiziili’s principal duties at Kitale Museum involve staff management and coordination. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the museum and the upkeep and conservation of the collection which involves conducting further research on the objects within the collection, as well as taking care of new objects as they are registered and catalogued.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Kiziili was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and his partner placement was spent at Tyne Wear and Archives and Museums.

In 2013 participants are asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the space and programme for the British Museum’s Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3.  Kiziili’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Dowry Gourds of the Kamba.

Kiziili’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Miles Morland.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Kizilli 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. Workshop delegates were split into groups of mixed nationality and asked to create exhibition proposals based on the concept of Your city and the world – examining how national and international stories are interconnected, through the lens of material culture. Kiziili’s team from Delhi, Kenya, Mumbai, Nigeria, Jerusalem and UK, chose Bristol and the idea of migration and invisible communities as their project.

In 2016 Kiziili attended the Museum Association Conference in Glasgow with the ITP team and the fellows he worked with at the Mumbai Workshop. After the conference the group travelled to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to begin working on their project and creating an online exhibition. The Bristol Online Exhibition was completed in 2018.

In 2017 Nelson Abiti (Uganda) successfully applied for an ITP collaborative award entitled The Road to Reconciliation. As a project partner Kiziili will contribute to the final outputs of educational resources, a touring exhibition and an updated permanent display.

In February 2018 Kiziili attended a workshop at Uganda National Museum to meet with project partners and begin discussions of exhibition content.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2013), Legacy projects and cascade training: Showcasing Pokot culture at the Kapenguria Museum
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019), Bulletin Board