Arab Today, arab today kenya plans to showcase cultural heritage in chinese museums
Last Updated : GMT 11:57:44
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Kenya plans to showcase cultural heritage in Chinese museums

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Kenya plans to showcase cultural heritage in Chinese museums

Cultural heritage in Chinese museums
Nairobi - XINHUA

The Kenyan government has commenced discussion with Chinese authorities to help showcase the East African nation's cultural heritage in the Asian nation's museums, officials said on Monday.

Director General, National Museums of Kenya, Mzalendo Kibunjia told Xinhua in Nairobi that discussions are at an advanced stage to promote cultural products in the Chinese market.

"We began discussions with three Chinese museums in March to explore the possibility of staging an international cultural exhibition and showcase Kenya's rich cultural heritage," said Kibunjia.

He disclosed that discussions with Palace museum in Beijing, provincial museums in Yunnan and Guangdong would pave way for the staging of the international cultural exhibition soon.

"We have developed a concept paper that outlines the modalities of organizing a cultural exhibition in Chinese museums. Our goal is to expose Kenyan cultural symbols in China," Kibunjia said in Nairobi.

He added the government has focused on cultural products to lure Chinese tourists.

"The Chinese people are keen to see our artifacts, heritage sites and way of life. Sino-Kenya cultural cooperation has improved lately as demonstrated by exchange visits and joint training programs," said the official.

He revealed state agencies will compile cultural products from the 42 Kenyan communities to showcase them in Chinese museums.

Kenya has forged strategic partnership with China in diverse fields like education, arts and culture.

Kibunjia noted that Sino-Kenya people to people interaction dates back to the 15th century when sailors from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) settled in the Lamu Archipelago.

"We have partnered with the Chinese archeologists to help excavate the remains of a shipwreck that could provide essential clues to our ancient interaction with the middle kingdom," said Mzalendo.

He added that the establishment of Confucius institutes in leading Kenyan universities has fostered cultural diplomacy.

The East African nation has been exploring areas of cooperation for increased partnership between museums in Kenya and China.

The Chinese culture in the East Africa nation is traced back to the Ming Dynasty in the coastal town of Lamu where their inhabitants are suspected to have originated.

This has been proven recently by archaeological work on the island done by experts from Kenya and China that has resulted discovery of evidence suggesting the connection between Chinese and locals.

The recovery of a Chinese ship that sunk in the Indian Ocean over 100 years ago has also commenced and several items have been recovered that forms the basis of the discovery of Chinese ties in the Coast region.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today kenya plans to showcase cultural heritage in chinese museums Arab Today, arab today kenya plans to showcase cultural heritage in chinese museums

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi Kataya explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 18:12 2017 Friday ,24 February

Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday