The gallery is reputed to have the largest collection of contemporary African Art and of African antiques.
Robert took me on a tour of the gallery - a spiral pathway up several floors and a counter spiral to return to the basement where a huge collection of African Antiques - sculptures, masks, furniture and beaded items are on display and are for sale.
I also visited the Natural History museum based in a 19th century German Boma. There is an extensive display of human evolution and the work of the Leakeys at Olduvai Gorge. The first discoveries of fossil bones at Olduvai Gorge were made by Wilhelm Kattwinkel in 1911. After WW1 the German explorations at Olduva Gorge ceased. The Leakeys began their work in Olduvai Gorge in 1929.
The artists working in studios in the museum grounds are filling the garden with colour.
Twiga Wengi - Patricia Njeri
Artist - Haji Chilonga
The Prayers - Boniface Kasto Mwiru
Phenomenal bead work upholstery on a set of four chairs. Made by artists in Nigeria.
Behind the City - Rukundo Jean Baptiste
Pencil drawing on archival paper by Jacqueline Malapel
The set of woodcarving tools used to create extraordinary wood sculptures.
Giraffes in the Tinga tinga style - at the artists' collective at the Natural History museum.