In Cooperation with the Ethnologisches Museum: The Benin Dialogue Group Consolidates Plans for a Museum in Nigeria

Blog entry from 07/25/2019

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki (front row, centre); Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Prof Yinka Omorogbe (front row, third from left); members of the Benin Dialogue Group and other stakeholders, along with members of the government of Edo State after the breakfast meeting in Benin City on 9 July 2019
Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki (front row, centre); Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Prof Yinka Omorogbe (front row, third from left); members of the Benin Dialogue Group and other stakeholders, along with members of the government of Edo State after the breakfast meeting in Benin City on 9 July 2019
Copyright: Benin Dialogue Group

The plans to build a new museum in Benin City, Nigeria, featuring an exhibition of historical artefacts from the former Kingdom of Benin are coming along. That was the news shared by the Benin Dialogue Group in a statement at this year’s meeting, which was held in Benin City from 5 to 7 July. At this meeting, the state government of Edo in Nigeria invited the renowned British architect Sir David Adjaye to present an architectural vision for the new museum.

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