TECHNOLOGY MEETS CULTURE


We believe in the power of technology and the promise of  culture.

African Digital Heritage works to promote the use of  technology in showcasing, preserving and documenting African history though aspects such as digitization of assets, digital engagement and digital storytellingWe work with museums, archives, libraries and communities through three main technical interventions:Increasing access to cultural content, Enhancing engagement with digitized content and facilitating cultural preservation through digital documentation and digital archiving.

Using cutting-edge 2D and 3D documentation techniques we aim to create sustainable, engaging solutions that build the cultural capacity of institutions around the continent. We go beyond digitization to look at audience needs, engagement and access. We have a strong belief in the ability of arts & culture to strengthen identities and social cohesion, and this guides our commitment and curiosity to document our histories in innovating ways.

LATEST NEWS

We are excited to partner with Museum of British Colonialism to document and digitally reconstruct detention camps setup during the State of Emergency in Kenya

How are we using technology to reconstruct Kenya's detention camps

We believe that these camps played a central role in the struggle for independence and through our research we hope to shed some light on their location (Where they were), their physicality (How they looked), their composition (Who they held and where they came from) and their intentions (Why were they created)

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OPINION PIECES

July 17, 2018

Repatriation of cultural artefacts, where do we draw the line?

In our next think piece we examine the ethics and politics behind Western museums’ refusals to repatriate stolen cultural artefacts mostly from African countries. Is it […]
November 12, 2017

A digital perspective to African cultural preservation.

My passion for heritage and culture was one that evolved from child like curiosity, to feverish passion and later on to an uncharted career in digital […]

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