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23 May 2024: The Missing Link: The History of Eastern African Modernism Told by East African Art Historians

    Thursday May 23rd, 2-4pm GMT

    Online (MS Teams) –

    Organised by the St Andrews Centre for Contemporary Art in collaboration with the East African Museum of Art – Nairobi (EAMAN)

    ‘The Missing Link’ is an important opportunity to hear from the scholars and curators involved in EAMAN’S project, ‘The Short Century,’ developing an online course for the teaching of East African modernism that will centre research and perspectives from East African scholars. Leading scholars from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda will share their work, and participate in discussions.

    Introductions & welcome will be provided by Dr Maria Amelina (EAMAN) and Dr Kate Cowcher (School of Art History, St Andrews)

    Featuring short presentations and Q&A with:

    Dr. Bea Gassman de Sousa (University College London)

    Prof. George Kyeyune (Makerere University, Uganda), 

    Prof. Dominicus Makukula (University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania), 

    Mifta Zeleke (Ale School of Fine Art, Ethiopia) 

    Muhunyo Maina (EAMAN Senior Researcher, Kenya) 

    Martha Kazungu (Njabala Foundation, Kampala, Uganda)

    For further information, or any questions, please contact [email protected].