NCMM moves to stop illegal trade of Nigerian art
About three weeks ahead of Christie’s and Sotheby’s sales of suspected illicit African artefacts, a ruling by the US Court of Appeal has strengthened the power of a sovereign state to stop commercial transaction of cultural objects.
Culture, tourism development, tasks before Lai Mohammed
With the retention of Alhaji Lai Mohammed as Minister of lnformation and Culture, stakeholders in the culture arm of the ministry have called on the minister to pay more attention to the sector this time around.
Kadir seeks stakeholders’ involvement in repositioning Nigeria’s museums, promote culture
The Acting Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Alhaji Abdulkerim Kadiri, has called for a concerted effort...
Kadiri tasks communities on preservation of heritage
The Acting Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Alhaji Abdulkerim O. Kadiri, has called on the local...
National museum’s arts, culture expo ends in style
The maiden arts and culture expo organised by National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), in collaboration with Active Projectile Ltd., headed by Adesola Oyinloye-Ndu, has ended. The Public Private Partnership initiative, which aimed at protecting and projecting the country’s heritage, held from December 10, 2018, to January 4, 2019, in 15 museums across the country. With,…
Why proposed ‘loaning’ of looted Benin artefacts to Nigeria may stop restitution plans
Exhibition of loaned controversial cultural objects, particularly, looted Benin artefacts, is not new. Some foreign museum holders of these artefacts, in the past, had collaborated...
Afegbua picks LIMCAF 2017 grand prize in Enugu
In its 11th edition, Life In My City Art Festival (LIMCAF), the Enugu-based cultural showpiece of visual artists again confirmed it’s national spread when 25 artists from across Nigeria picked prizes in different categories last week.
Benefits of re-organising Nigerian museums
Though the training workshop for the museum professionals may have come and gone, the memories and experiences will still remain evergreen in the minds of participants, who are now well equipped in collection and storage management.