Manhyia Palace Museum Holds Workshop on Cultural Heritage

    /    Aug 28, 2017   /     Ashanti, NewsBreak  /    Comments are closed  /    370 Views

The Manhyia Palace Museum in partnership with some Japanese anthropologists held a workshop to share knowledge on how the cultural heritage of Ghana can be preserved through museums.

The event highlighted how the standard of museums can be improved and maintained to effectively source generations with cultural information.

On the theme ‘The Museum as a Guardian of Cultural Heritage’, knowledge and experiences were shared to educate participants on the role of museums in the preservation of cultural heritage.

Speaking at the event on Friday, August 27, 2017, Director-General of National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan, Professor Kenji Yoshida said the workshop will provide participants the understanding and correlation between the museum and the Manhyia Palace.

The leader of the Japanese delegation added that the event will equip Ghanaian participants with knowledge on how to effectively manage cultural exhibition centers.

“The programme will help us to understand the linkage between the museum and the King’s palace. Also for Ghanaian participants, it’s a chance to learn wide range of skills on how to properly maintain such places”, he said.

In her welcoming note, management board member of Manhyia Palace Museum, Mrs. Boadecia Ama Prempeh underscored the need for partnerships in improving the standard of museums in Ghana.

“The collaboration to improve the standard of museums is highly important and key to its success”, she stressed.

Director-General of Zambia’s National Museums Board, Mr. Flexon M. Mizinga confessed his affection for Ghana’s rich history and stressed on the need to maintain and preserve our cultural heritage as Africans.

“There is the need to manage and keep well, our cultural heritage because that defines us properly”, he emphasized.

Curator of the museum, Justice Brobbey, in explaining the importance of cultural heritage, described it as the most valuable asset of the people.

“Culture is our strength and the biggest asset we have as a people”, he indicated.

For the Principal and Senior Education Officer of the Kumasi Fort and Military Museum, Emmanuel Quaye, such workshops can create linkages that can be useful to the improvement of our museums.

“These events are very important and can help us get links that could help standardize our museums” he said.

Source: Sani Abdul-Rahman/

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