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2010 Institutional Membership: A Program for Institutions of Developting Nations

The National Museums of Kenya

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The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the National Museums and Heritage Act, 2006 no. 6 of 2006. NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya's past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.

This institution employs 14 paleobiologists and serves as a nexus for international research in vertebrate paleontology. The NMK Paleontology Section houses more than 500,000 fossil specimens, which include some of the world's finest hominin remains. Kenyan researchers are now playing a leading role in the study of these collections.

There are at least five active field research projects led by Kenyan scholars.

Every year, the NMK receives more than 60 international researchers who visit to carry out research on different facets of the rich fossil vertebrate collection housed at the institution.

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