The government has arrived an agreement with Google to digitize National Museums' collections.
Confirming the move, the National Museums of Kenya Director-General Dr Mzalendo Kibunjia said that this will attract more visitors to the museums.
“The government’s collaboration with Google has democratised access to Kenya’s rich cultural heritage and enabled more people to discover our culture and human connections in new, exciting and interactive ways. It has also encouraged real-life visits to the country’s museums, monuments and heritage sites,” Kibunjia said as quoted by Citizen Digital.
The project will be under the theme 'Utamaduni Wetu: Meet the People of Kenya.'
It is aimed at promoting ethnic diversity and vibrant cultures among various Kenyan communities.
Sports CS Amina Mohamed affirmed that digitization of the collection will expose it to a more broader audience.
“With digital technologies, there has scarcely been a more efficient way for cultural institutions to produce and preserve cultural goods and for consumers, scarcely a greater abundance and diversity of cultural heritage content and the ease of discovering it,'' she said.
Google noted that in the digital collection, various features such as Street View, Bolo, Gallery Go and Grow with Google will be included.
The features will be user-generated to help them.