PATRONISE MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS TO BOOST TOURISM

The Executive Director of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), Ivor Agyeman-Duah, has urged Ghanaians to patronise the country’s museums and historical sites to learn more about the country, as he outlines plans to make the heritage business more viable. “History is not only learnt in text books. There

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16 Diplomats­ visits the Ussher Fort

Sixteen Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Ghana visited the Ussher Fort on Wednesday, 7th July . The visit to the month-long exhibition was to give the diplomats an insight into the current status of the country’s heritage sites, including forts and castles, and how best to collaborate with the Ghana

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Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante culture is an ancient culture, containing many mysterious elements whose origins remain obscure. One of such elements is the Asante Traditional Buildings, whose intricate designs and decorations caught the attention of visitors – especially Europeans – to the Asante Kingdom from the late eighteen century to the early

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Teku and Ackey

Ackey and Taku

In 1796 the first European coins notably the ackey and the taku were introduced into West Africa. Between 1912 and 1913 the West African currency board was set up by the British government to issue African pound notes and coins. After independence, in 1958, Ghana issued her first currency notes

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Nalerigu Defence Wall

Nalerigu Defence Wall

The Nalerigu Defence Wall is the remains of the Naa Jaringa Walls, which lie under a grove of trees. The wall is located in Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi Municipality, about 120 km south-east of Bolgatanga, about 156 km from Tamale and 8 km past Gambaga, in the North East

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stool

‘Mframa dan gua’

  Ghanaian stools are often wooden seat usually resting on a single pedestal or two legs. They are used for sitting and also to represent the office of traditional rulers. The stools are mainly calved from wood. Carvers sometimes consider the type and spirit of the tree to be used.

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Larabanga Mosque

Larabanga Mosque

The Larabanga Mosque is popularly referred to as the ‘Mecca of West Africa’, because of its rich historical and architectural values. The dimensions of the mosque are approximately 8m by 8m. The Larabanga Mosque made it to the World Monuments Fund’s List of 100 Most Endangered Sites. The mosque is

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Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante culture is an ancient culture, containing many mysterious elements whose origins remain obscure. One of such elements is the Asante Traditional Buildings, whose intricate designs and decorations caught the attention of visitors – especially Europeans – to the Asante Kingdom from the late eighteen century to the early

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International Museums Day

International Museum Day 2020

Ghana Museums and Monuments Board invites all to celebrate International Museum Day 2020, May 18. International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day held annually on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event highlights a specific theme which changes every year to reflect

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International Day of Monuments and sites

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES

Every year, on April 18, ICOMOS celebrate International Day for Monuments and Sites to raise awareness on the role of Monuments and Sites in the development of society. The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board will join the global community of International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to celebrate International

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