The year 2021 started with hope of COVID-19 ending, as life-saving vaccines were rolled out to around 60 per cent of the world’s population, however, it drew to a close with the pandemic entering its third year.
With museums world over returning looted artefacts in their possession, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Monday, officially joined the fray, as it returned three works of art looted in the 19th century to Nigeria.
3 Jan 2021
Stakeholders in the creative industry have tasked the National Assembly to give priority attention to the speedy passage of the new bill seeking to amend the National Gallery of Art (NGA) establishment act.
20 Sep 2020
Prof. Abba Isa Tijani is not in for a tea party at the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). He knows this. He is in the Commission to overhaul Nigeria’s ‘dysfunctional’ museums in the wake of Oronsaye Report.
21 Jun 2020
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.
25 Aug 2019
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.
23 Jun 2019
More than a century after they were looted, the decades-old campaign for European museums to return African art — particularly Benin...
2 Jun 2019
The Acting Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Alhaji Abdulkerim Kadiri, has called for a concerted effort...
5 May 2019
The Acting Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Alhaji Abdulkerim O. Kadiri, has called on the local...
20 Feb 2019
The Acting Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Alhaji Abdulkarim O. Kadiri, last week, gathered the management staff and curators...
16 Jan 2019
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,…
11 Jul 2018
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...