Ibadan Nigeria Museums
If Nigeria makes good use of museums "potential for cultural and economic development, it will have a significant tourism sector that will absorb huge sums of money and generate huge revenues for developing countries, this correspondent has noted. The National Commission on Museums and Monuments (NCMM) manages 40 museums nationwide, but possibly the largest number of museum collections in the country, whether administered by individuals, groups, local or state governments. Irish Province (SMA), which lends rare and beautiful pieces, and the Korean National Museum, founded in 1945 and home to three million visitors annually since 2005, reported that the British Museum, which is stocked with colonial-era artefacts from Nigeria, was visited by 5.8 million people in 2018. I had no idea there was such diversity, nor Did I know of any other museum in Africa, let alone Nigeria?
Nigerian government at the federal and state levels, making it one of the largest museums in the world and the second largest in Africa. Given that archive centres are an important source of cultural and economic development for the country, as well as a source of research and education, it is necessary to reflect critically on the role of archive centres in Nigeria.
Arabic languages, but currently lacks the capacity to manage and preserve the collection with a certain degree of efficiency. They lack the financial resources to work effectively, and they also lack sufficient resources to manage and use the manuscripts efficiently and to preserve their collections.
The imbalance in the selection of museum directors has been identified as one of the factors slowing the development of museums in Nigeria. Opadeji, who once worked as an archaeologist at the National Unity Museum in Ibadan, attributes this to poor administration. At a recent conference on the state of the museum administration in Nigeria's capital Abuja, he said the situation required drastic action.
Most private collections in universities and museums are located outside Nigeria and are very often acquired by travelling outside the country. Most of the works in the Prince's collection come from abroad, such as the collection of the National Museum of African Art in Ibadan and the collections of the University of Lagos.
The university hopes the museum can serve as a blueprint for other museums in the country. In an interview, Shyllon said he hoped it could serve as a "catalyst for art in Nigeria and across the continent." The works are on view at institutions such as the National Museum of African Art in Ibadan and the University of Lagos, as well as the Royal College of Art in London.
The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art will complement Lagos, which is thriving as a hub for art and culture in Nigeria, Africa's second largest economy. European and Nigerian partners will work together to develop a framework to facilitate cooperation between the Benin Dialogue Group and the museum and other cultural institutions in the country. The Benins' Dialogue Group met at Rothenbaum Kulturen - Kunste der Welt, which is a member of the Council of Cultural, Arts and Humanities of the European Commission.
What does it mean to grow up in Lagos, Nigeria, and what will it look like working at the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art in Ibadan, the capital of Nigeria's second largest city? I grew up between Lago, Ikoyi and Lagos, but when I was growing up I went to work. With a population of about three million, Baden-Württemberg is home to the world's third largest university in Nigeria and Africa's second largest city with a GDP of $1.5 billion.
About two hours from Lagos is the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, Nigeria's newly minted museum of art and culture. Founded as a non-profit organization dedicated to art to bridge the gap between cultures at home and abroad. The university museum is named after the founder of the oldest and most important art museum in the world, Yemi Shylon. It is located in the Jos National Museum in Plateau State and contains more than 1,000 works of contemporary art from Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Cameroon.
Nigerian publications and the museum's website contain a selection of selected works from the museum's collection, as well as a list of other museums in Nigeria.
It is important to note that scholars and researchers both in Nigeria and abroad have done a lot of work to collect and document the Arabic manuscript collection. Nigeria's Arab manuscript collection is scattered throughout the country, in private collections, private libraries and in the public domain.
It is significant that the material culture of Nigerian independence is represented through the lens of two British families, the Horniman. Most of the objects come from other African countries, including those with a historical connection to Nigeria. Several other "African" artists from these nations are also represented, with works of modern paintings and photographs. Not only through this lens is the collection understood, but also through the continued presence of some of Nigeria's most famous artists, such as the late Dr. Ngozi Okonjo - Iweala.