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ARERO Hassan Wario BA, MA, PhD
British museum curator and academic
Keeper of Anthropology, Horniman Museum

Education: BA, University of Nairobi 1995; MA, Advanced Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, University of East Anglia; PhD, Social Anthropology, University of East Anglia

Career: Hassan Arero is Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum, London. He was the first black African curator to be appointed by a British museum in July 2002. He has researched extensively the African and Caribbean Diaspora communities, the pastoral cultures of Kenya and Eastern Africa, and recently, the Amerindians of the Amazon and Caribbean. After graduating from the Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi in 1995, Hassan moved to the National Museums of Kenya to work as a Collections Administrator where he represented Kenya in the International Council of Museums (ICOM) project. This led to the founding of AFRICOM – the African arm of ICOM – now based in Nairobi. Dr Arero left Nairobi in 1997 and moved to the UK to further his professional development at the Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia. In 1998, Hassan was appointed Head of Ethnography Department of the National Museums of Kenya where he held the post for four years. Now a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Hassan Arero is co-editor of the Journal of Eastern African Studies (see url below).

Honours and awards: British High Commissioner's Award, Chevening Scholarship scheme 1997

Publications include: East Africa Visual Traditions 2003; numerous articles in professional journals

Contact details: Address: Horniman Museum & Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ, England; Tel: +44 (0)20 8699-1872; Fax: +44 (0)20 8291-5506; Email: [email protected] ; Website: ; Website: .

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