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Museum to showcase Nigeria works in the U.S.

30 January 2014, 14:01

Benin - The National Museum on Africa Arts says plans have been concluded by the museum to hold an exhibition of the artworks of a Nigerian in September in Washington, U.S.

The Chairperson of the museum, Dr Jonita Bech-Cole led a delegation from the museum on Wednesday in Benin on a courtesy visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo.

She said that they were in government house to inform and seek the support of government over a historic project of exhibition in Washington.

Cole said that the exhibition would involve education projects, photo catalogues and albums of Solomon Alonge, a famous photographer to the Royal Court of Benin.

She said that Alonge was one of Nigeria's earliest photographers who was also meticulous in his duty.

Cole said that the museum was the first among the 19 in Africa to stage an exhibition.

In his remarks, Oshiomhole noted that the project was educative and commended the team for their interest and foresight in preserving memorable artworks for posterity.

He assured the team of the state government's partnership and support for the exhibition.



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