Gallery Watatu Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-003
Creators:
Robert Therrien
Dates:
circa 1990s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13 items
cards
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 13 printed cards produced by Gallery Watatu in Nairobi, Kenya. These include exhibition announcements, an exhibition booklet, a holiday card, and cards featuring artwork from the Gallery.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1969 by painters Robin Anderson and Yony Waite and graphic designer David Hart, Gallery Watatu was one of Nairobi's longest-established galleries. Located in the Central Business District (CBD), the Gallery was the first in the area to to feature both international and local artists. Sold in 1985 to Californian gallery owner Ruth Schaffner and her husband, artifacts dealer Adama Diawara, the new owners focused on cultivating contemporary Kenyan art. The Gallery closed in 2011.

General
General
Title provided by EEPA staff.

Container
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Preferred Citation
Gallery Watatu Collection, EEPA 2013-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Robert Therrien in 20143.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/