Nov 25, 2020

joins committee to advise on new ways of representing Ghana’s cultural heritage

Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Nana cements her reputation as a gifted art historian as well as a novelist and cultural critic, when she joins a committee appointed by the country’s president to investigate new ways of representing Ghana’s extraordinary cultural heritage.

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According to https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/ghana-appoints-experts-to-draw-up-radical-new-plan-for-museums-and-monuments the findings of the President’s Committee on Museums and Monuments will ‘consider a new structure and financial framework for the museums’ boards as well as proposing educational initiatives, architectural projects and research on Ghanaian objects in international museum collections.’ The committee’s report has been supported by a grant from George Soros’s The Open Society, as part of a wider initiative to aid in the repatriation of cultural artifacts to the African countries in which they belong.

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