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Invisible Inventories – the Zine!


We are happy to announce that the catalogue of the project, in the form of a magazine, is just off the press! 


  • english and german version, please specify with your order.
  • Englische und deutsche Version, bitte bei der Bestellung angeben.


Published by iwalewabooks (Bayreuth/Johannesburg) and Kwani (Nairobi), the contributions from IIP members and Kenyan museum professionals and practitioners critically reflect museum and restitution politics but also the limits of the cooperation between African and Europeans museums. Besides conversations, essays and texts that accompany the artworks in the exhibition with the same title, the publication also contains a number of object biographies written by different authors that provide different perspectives on the very same objects.


The zine supports the decolonising approach of the project by providing perspectives yet underrepresented in international discussions and aims to contribute to the debate on colonial histories that are inscribed in collections and museum.


With conztributions by The Nest Collective, Jacky Kwonyike, Leonie Chima Emeka and Niklas Obermann, Chao Tayiana Maina, Sam Hopkins and Simon Rittmeier, George Abungu, Marian Nur Goni, Juma Ondeng', SHIFT Collective, Leonie Neumann and Frauke Gathof, Clara Himmelheber, Philemon Nyamanga and Lydia Nafula, Philip Jimbi Katana, Wandile Kasibe.


The International Inventories Programme is funded by the Goethe-Institut e.V. Excellence Initiative. The Invisible Inventories exhibition project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.


Please let us know should you require alternative e-reader formats!

Invisible Inventories - the zine

  • 70 ZAR

    2.000 NGN

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