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Museums are important for cultural exchange

02 June 2014, 21:11

Ibadan -Amos Olorunnipa, the Curator of the National Museum of Unity, Ibadan,  on Monday described the museum as an important means of cultural development and exchange.

Olorunnipa said in Ibadan that the museum is an essential means of development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people of different ethnic groups.

“Museum collections, which range from science to art specimens,  serve  as reference materials of educational significance and values,’’ he added.

The curator stressed  that Unity Museums such as that in Ibadan showcase  the nation’s  unity  through different cultural displays.

 Because the museum is situated in Yoruba land, it has an exhibition hall which showcases Yoruba traditional religion, its culture as well as  art  and crafts. We open everyday,  including weekends and public holidays, and  people should feel free to visit the museum anytime.As the world moves away from traditional methods of engagement, museums must find new ways of engaging their communities." he said.

We expect communities to make available their collections  and make them  more accessible and relevant. Museum collections are instruments that connect people with the past, present and future.As a result, we should endeavour to protect and preserve them because of their significance and importance,’’ he added.


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