Thursday, 30 August 2012

New dawn of transparency for Nigerian museum authority?




The D-G, NCMM, Mallam Usman (right) the Curator, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos Mrs, Edith Ekunike (cenre) and Chief Accountant, Mrs Gloria Olakunmi during the briefing.
For the first time in over five years, the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) offered Nigerians first-hand information on the country's international exhibition of priceless artefacts. 

NCMM is exhibiting about eight pieces of artefacts at an international show titled Bronze involving countries from Europe and Asia, which opens at Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K from September 16, ending December 9, 2012. 
One of the artefacts, a mask known as Oni Obalufon, (Ife 12 th - 15 th Century)

International collaborative shows, in the past seven years or more, involving NCMM and foreign museums were shrouded in lack of transparency as the works were usually taken out unannounced. However, there seemed to be a new dawn few days ago as the the Director-General of NCMM, Mallam Yusuf Abdallah Usman briefed the media and showed the works being taken out for the London show. (Details soon).   

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