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Muthoni Thangwa


Muthoni is a Research Consultant in the heritage sector interested in cultural impact assessments and culture and development. She is the current Spokesperson for the National Committees of the International Council of Museums. She has also served as the Chairperson for ICOM-Kenya, National Committee from 2013 – 2019.
She holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi and an MSC from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
She has taught at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and the cooperative University in the course Introduction to Anthropology since 2006.
She worked at the National Museums of Kenya for over 20 years, in different capacities including as Curator of the house Museum Karen Blixen and as Development Manager. She has been editor in chief for the now-defunct Nation Museums of Kenya (NMK) magazine NMK Horizons.
An ardent writer Muthoni writes for the Nation Media group on cultural, gender, and other social issues. She has also been a contributor to the East African Standard in the co-oped pages in previous years the magazine Kenya past & present. Her articles are also online on muck ruck among other platforms.
She lives and works in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi.