African Digital Heritage

Save the Railway Kenya

This initiative uses technology and digitisation to increase awareness, participation and engagement with African Histories.

The team uses interactive maps, mobile apps and virtual reality to bring Kenya’s history to life in innovative ways. The experiments with digital technology allows to imagine alternate realities and visualize history in interactive, immersive ways.

Explore projects such as “Save the Railway”, which documented the history of Kenya’s railway (also known as the “Lunatic Express”) through photographs and oral history interviews, and “Changing Perspectives”, which traced Nairobi’s history through its buildings. African Digital Heritage, in collaboration with the Museum of British Colonialism, have also worked on a project that mapped and reconstructed Mau Mau camps around Kenya, using 3-D technology, of which a digital exhibition is available online.