History has started manifesting physically as the proposed-Prince Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art took off with foundation layout at Pan Atlantic University (PAU) Ajah, Lagos.
During a recent visit to the university, the spot where the proposed museum will be erected was seen from the top floor of the institution's administrative block, just a building away.
Last year, Shyllon signed MoU with PAU at Oba Elegushi office of the institution's Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Paschal Dozie. The donor stated that the proposed museum will be Nigeria's first ever "one-stop-non-government museum."
|Foundation spot for Prince Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art at Pan Atlantic University (PAU), Ajah, Lagos|
The market value of the paintings and sculptures for the museum are estimated to worth ₦1,607,885,000:00 (one billion, six hundred and seven million, eight hundred and eighty five thousand naira) as at the period of signing the MoU last year. The construction of the museum facility, Shylon stated will cost “₦100m, as well as a yearly contribution for 15 years for the maintenance of the museum." The total donation is therefore estimated at "₦2.2b both in cash and in the value of the art pieces" to be donated.