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George Abungu

CEO, Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants, Kenya

George H.O. Abungu is a Cambridge-trained archaeologist and former director-general of the National Museums of Kenya. He is CEO of Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Defense of Art from the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA). He is also a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts des Lettres) of the Republic of France for his outstanding contribution to Heritage at local and global levels as well as the first African recipient of the World Heritage Fund Award for his contribution to capacity building in the field of heritage in Africa. George has researched, published and taught in the disciplines of archaeology, heritage management, and museology, culture and development/ He was Kenya's representative to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, and vice president of its bureau (2004-2008). He is founding associate professor of the M.A. in heritage management at the University of Mauritius and a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

 

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