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How to Obtain Licence to Operate a Private Museum in Kenya

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How to Obtain Licence to Operate a Private Museum in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sat Feb 2020 01:05pm
Procedure
The application should be in writing and should provide evidence

that the application has a facility which qualifies to be used as a museum within the meaning of the law;
that the applicant already has in his possession a substantial collection for exhibition;
that the applicant is able to provide professional and authoritative expertise and advice in relation to the proposed activities of the museum to the public;
of the tenure building in which the proposed museum is located; and
of the name and qualifications of the proposed curator for the museum.

After considering application the Legal officer may;

grant the licence without conditions;
grant the licence, subject to such conditions as he may consider appropriate;
direct that the premises in respect of which the application is made be modified in a specified manner and the application for the licence resubmitted; or

Required Documents
A research proposal
Curriculum vitae
Proof of funding to run a private museum
Application form
refuse the application, and give reasons for the decision.

Office Locations & Contacts
The National Museums of Kenya Headquarters
Museum Hill


P.O. Box 40658 - 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-20-8164134/35/36, +254 20 3742131/4, +254 20 3742741, +254 20 3742161/4, +254721308485

Fax: +254 (0)20 3741424

E-mail: publicrelations@museums.or.ke

Website: http://www.museums.or.ke

Documents to Use
Application Form for License to operate Private Museum http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/uploads/201109//e10cd1457f6ece27c27c9271aa873956.pdf

Eligibility
Operators of private museums



Fees
Application Fee: Ksh. 10,000/=

License Fee: Ksh. 10,000/=


Validity
One year

Processing Time
Maximum Processing Time: Two weeks


Instructions
The application should be in writing and should provide evidence-

that the application has a facility which qualifies to be used as a museum within the meaning of the law;
that the applicant already has in his possession a substantial collection for exhibition;
that the applicant is able to provide professional and authoritative expertise and advice in relation to the proposed activities of the museum to the public;
of the tenure building in which the proposed museum is located; and
of the name and qualifications of the proposed curator for the museum.

An application for a licence is considered in regard to;

the legal status of the applicant, including, in the case of a corporate person;
whether the items collected and exhibited in the proposed museum shall be alive or non-live;
whether the materials are secured in the long-term for the public benefit;
whether the applicant has formal arrangements to manage and exhibit the collection; and
whether the materials in the collection were acquired following the appropriate law.
The applicant should demonstrate access to full time professional conservation advice for the maintenance of the museum.

The applicant should provide evidence that the museum has taken adequate steps to ensure the safety and security of the collection.

Required Information
Name of Applicant
Address
Professional Qualifications
Number of Staff employed
Qualifications of Staff
Whether you have a full-time curator
Name of Premises to be registered
Location (L.R No., Physical Address)
Name of Town Situated in
Tenure
Visitors facilities available
Materials to be exhibited
The contribution to National Heritage
How the material were acquired
Name and address of source of materials
Country of origin
Where the materials exhibited in country of Origin

Need for the Document
A private museum is a privately owned museum other than a national museum, which is open to the public.

Information which might help
The applicant should have in his employment a professional curator for purposes of managing the museum.

A curator should have the following qualifications

a relevant degree from a recognized university or specialized knowledge of the subjects covered by the museum; or
a diploma in museum studies from a recognized institution of learning or equivalent qualifications from an accredited institution of learning; and
relevant experience of the principles and practice of museum operations and management.
The applicant may be required to demonstrate that the museum has a sound financial basis by submitting

its budget;
accounts for the previous two years; and
supporting documents for the long-term security of the museum building, including the tenure.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate
To regulate all activities of the Private Museum

To protect Kenyan's National Heritage from being excavated or collected in the field by unqualified professionals.

External Links
Licence to operate a Private Museum http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/index.php/license/details/id/144

National Museums and Heritage (Private Museums) (Licensing) Regulations, 2008 http://www.kenyalaw.org:8181/exist/kenyalex/sublegview.xql?subleg=CAP.%20216

National Museums of Kenya (NMK) http://www.museums.or.ke/


Others
National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the Museums and Heritage Act 2006. NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenyas 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. NMKs mutual concern for the welfare of mankind and the conservation of the biological diversity of the East African region and that of the entire planet demands success in such efforts.

In addition, NMK manages many Regional Museums, Sites and Monuments of national and international importance alongside priceless collections of Kenyas living cultural and natural heritage. As an institution that must respond to the growing needs of the society, NMK is striving to contribute in a unique way to the task of national development.

Source https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=Kenya_-_Obtain_Licence_to_Operate_a_Private_Museum

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