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 storytelling. We 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.
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)
- In May 2018, founder Chao Tayiana was awarded an independent researcher grant by the Endangered Archives Programme to restore the archival collection of the Nairobi Railway […]
- In 2018, we partnered with the Museum of British Colonialism to begin researching and digitally documenting the history of Kenya’s widely forgotten detention camps. This a […]
- In 2012, we embarked on a one of a kind journey to document and visit tens of abandoned railway stations around Kenya. In what is still […]