The Road to Reconciliation
In 2016 Nelson Abiti, Uganda National Museum (Uganda, ITP Fellow 2013) was awarded a grant for his project proposal Road to Reconciliation. With Hadeer Belal (Egypt, ITP Fellow 2013), John Giblin (former Head of Africa at the British Museum), Wendland Chole Kiziili (Kenya, ITP Fellow 2013), Jackline Nyiraciza (Uganda, ITP Fellow 2013) and Shadia Rabo (Sudan, ITP Fellow 2006), Nelson worked towards creating a touring community exhibition, permanent display refurbishment and a school exhibition kit for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.
In February 2018 the group met at Uganda National Museum in Kampala for a preparatory meeting and community workshop, attended by Uganda National Museum staff, community representatives from northern Uganda and a South Sudanese resident of a refugee camp. The group shared experiences and ideas for the development of the community touring exhibition, engaged with community representatives, reviewed the project objectives and timetable, and developed an implementation plan.