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BA (Nairobi), MA (Calgary), PhD (Australian National University)
Prehistory and Archaeology
Conservation, Cultural Tourism and Ethnographic Ceramic Technology
Editor - Hekima Journal, Editor - Faculty Prospectus, Chairman - Seminars and Publications
"The Challenges Associated with the conservation of Historial Buildings and Collections: - 2006
This paper is based on a condition assessment survey of a historic house and museum, Karen Blixen. The aim was to assess the potential risks that historic buildings are exposed to through external and internal forms of aggression. The study revealed that the building suffers structural problems that need urgent attention if it is to continue serving an important role as part of the Kenyan cultural heritage. It was further observed that some basic housekeeping policies should be instituted in order to control the rate of deterioration on the collections. This paper raises a series of conservation issues and makes recommendations that should be discussed and worked out in a collaborative manner by the various stakeholders.
THE KAREN BLIXEN HOUSE" AFRICA HABITAT REVIEW 1 (2006) 15 - 26
Wahome E.W. (editor) 2005, Hekima. - 2005
This paper investigates the main challenges experienced in the conservation of cultural materials in Kenya for the last 40 years. The study seeks to understand the challenges of conservation in view of environmental change, human activities and the organic nature of culture. The overall goal of the research is to isolate the primary causes of cultural material deterioration with special reference to ethnographic materials. Results from this study will then be projected to cover other areas of material conservation. The study has been prompted by factors such as the progressive replacement of ethnographic materials with exotic factory substitutes and the obvious deterioration of already stored materials in private and public repositories. A conservatorís primary ability to anticipate and arrest the process helps in the preservation of material culture but associated challenges are enormous. Conservation is enhanced by the enactment of laws which are sensitive to cultural heritage conservation.
Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences III(1)2005.
Wahome E.W. (editor) 2003, Hekima: - 2003
Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences II(1)2003.
Wahome, E.W. 2003, "Xeroradiography, Exchange and Ceramic Characterisation in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea". - 2003
Hekima Journal II (1) 91-101.
Ephraim W. Wahome, 2003 "Xeroradiography, exchange and ceramic characterisation in the admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea Hekima. - 2003
Ethnographic evidence and traditional methods of characterization have been frequently applied in the reconstruction of manufacture and distribution of ceramics. This article introduces the method of xeroradiography as a potential tool in the study of ceramic composition and contrasts it with attributes and attribute combinations to provide a holistic understanding of ceramic manufacture and inter-island exchange patterns in the Admiralty Islands.
Journal 11 (1) 85 - 91