Uganda Museum ‘Keeping It Modern’
Uganda National Museum
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
Rand Eppich, Cultural Heritage/ Conservation Architecture
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The Uganda National Museum is one of the first purpose-built museums in Africa and one of the first modernist buildings in Kampala. Designed by the German architect Ernst May and built in 1954 it is an important repository of the country’s cultural heritage and is highly valued among the local population. In spite of this the museum has on numerous occasions been threatened with demolition.
In 2019 the Uganda National Museum was awarded a grant by the Getty Foundation for the production of a conservation management plan as a part of the Keeping It Modern initiative. The project brings together an inter- disciplinary and multinational team and is coordinated by the museum.
AAmatters is a member of the project team and assists on the historic research and building conservation strategies.