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Google And National Museum Partner To Showcase Kenya Superheroes Online

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Oct. 21, 2020, 4:07 p.m.

Google and the National Museums of Kenya have partnered to launch the Superheroes online exhibition to promote the awareness of Kenya’s heritage.

The exhibition is aimed at celebrating Kenya’s history by honouring the heroes and heroines from all the 44 Kenyan communities.

It was first launched on 20th October last year and featured Shujaa (which means hero) stories of 28 superheroes on Google Arts and Culture website and app.

“We must look for our common vision in the dreams of our ancestors. We must seek out their wisdom and preserve their memory. We must bring them to life in a way that present generations can relate – through technology. You can begin that journey by visiting the National Museums of Kenya page on the Google Arts and Culture platform to learn the stories of our folk and cultural heroes, relive their experiences and draw the inspiration that you need from them in order to play your part in constructing and exemplifying our national ethos,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a video message.

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Google Arts and Culture and National Museums of Kenya captured these stories from all Kenyan communities. The Superheroes collection features stories of 61 mashujaa from 44 communities which Google describes as “demonstrating Kenya’s diversity and fostering unity in diversity.”

Superheroes is part of the first-ever digital exhibition titled ‘Utamaduni Wetu: Meet the People of Kenya’ that celebrates Kenya’s cultures, beliefs, generations, and geography.

The exhibition has over 10,000 photos, 130-expert curated exhibits, 4 expeditions, and 60 Google Street Views, offering audiences the opportunity to explore the 61 superheroes from Kenya’s communities.

Google Arts and Culture project is the company’s way of digitizing history from various countries and publishing them on an online platform that can be read extensively.

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Dorcas

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Dorcas is an upcoming journalist. She loves the creative arts and loves to write about startups, digital arts and issues in the tech sector.

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