Kenya Museum Society
Kenya Museum Society  

The Kenya Museum Society was established to support and promote the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) with two primary mandates: to raise funds for the work of the museums and to train museum guides. KMS also runs the bookshop at the Nairobi Museum. Through public programmes such as the Know Kenya Course and Arts Festival, proceeds from the bookshop and other projects and events, funds are raised to support the KMS grants programme. Grants awarded to the National Museums in 2002 exceeded KSh 3 million.

History of the Kenya Museum Society (KMS)

Louis Leakey was born in 1903 and grew up in Kabete, Nairobi. Forty-five years later he proclaimed to the world that the Horn of Africa was the cradle of mankind. Teaming up with like-minded enthusiasts Joel Ojai, Dr. Thomas Odhiambo and Professor Joseph Mungai, in 1955 Leakey formed the ‘Kenya Museum Associates’ to finance the group’s activities putting Kenya in the global spotlight of prehistory assets. In 1971 Louis’s son Richard Leakey formed the ‘Kenya Museum Society’, non-profit making organization for the purpose of supporting the programs and activities of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK).

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  Kenya Museum Society
P.O. Box 40658 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel : +254 20 233 9158
Mobile : +254 0724 255 299
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