African Heritage Ltd. was Africa’s first Pan African Gallery, which Alan Donovan co-founded with the former vice-president of Kenya, Mr. Joseph Murumbi and his wife, Sheila. When African Heritage closed down in 2003 it had more than 500 full time employees, over 50 outlets around the world, and many thousands supplying items on a consignment basis. The former Tuesday African Heritage Buying Day morphed into the Maasai Markets, which are now held every day at locations in Nairobi and beyond.
“The largest and most organized craft organization in Africa… a pioneer that raised African handicrafts from souvenir trinkets to Objet d’art with world class appeal.”
– World Bank