According to the Act of Parliament establishing it, the functions of the commission include but not limited to 1. Administering National Museums, Antiquities and Monuments; 2. Establishing and Maintaining National Museums and other outlets for or in connection with, but not restricted only to the following, that is, Antiquities Science and Technology Warfare African, Black and other Antiquities Arts and Craft Architecture Natural History and Educational Services 3. Making recommendations to any state government or any other person or authority concerning the establishment and management of museums and preservation of antiquities and monuments declared to be national antiquities and monuments; and 4. Approving Museums that are privately established and maintained for the purposes of Act of parliament, CAP 242, 1990 and at any time withdraw such approval.
Mission: The Cultural Central Bank of Nigeria
The NCMM joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Museum Day with the theme “Museums for Equity: Diversity and Inclusion”. This year’s theme highlights the place of museum in respecting every culture and its people as equal and important agencies for human understanding, co-operation and development. Through equal cultural representation, the museum becomes the foremost institution in appreciating peoples diversity through promoting inclusivity in its operations. The theme invariably celebrates museum as an agency that can overcome prejudice and challenge notions of cultural superiority and other complexes that leads to misunderstanding, intolerance, and social crisis.
Over generations, the museum has found relevance in all times by craving an engaging space in the cultural, social, economic and political realities of communities, societies and nations. Today, as the world confronts the debilitating effects of Covid 19 global pandemic, the museum institution should equally rise to the occasion and contribute its quota in support of a common struggle for human survival. We are at the crossword of history witnessing a very delicate moment which is likely to bring lasting economic, social and cultural change which institutions like the museum should critically reflect upon.
As we look forward with determination and hope to defeat the ravaging virus invasion, this year’s IMD should be remembered for museum’s resilience in mobilizing and uniting people through its unique resources and operations. The Nigerian museum professionals will not lag behind in proactive engagements through collections, preservation and documentation of artifacts, images, documents and other relevant materials that tells the story of Covid 19 pandemic in Nigeria and how the country and its peoples deploy their cultural and natural heritage resources to confront the challenges.
#museum #md2020 #Nigeria #nigerianmuseum #icom #museumforequality #museumday
Happy IMD celebration to all museum staff and friends of d commission.
A new permanent exhibition opens for public viewing at the Gidan Makama Museum Kano. The new exhibition themed: "Kano: History, Culture and Society" aimed at showcasing a rich cultural heritage, well preserved by the people of Kano over many centuries. The exhibition is also housed in a building built locally over 600 years ago by the people of Kano and currently a museum. His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and His Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje the Executive Governor of Kano State were the first to see the exhibition as it was declared opened to the public on last Monday.
Photo credit: Sham A. Imam
#nigerianmuseum #kano #PYO #Ganduje #emirofkano @amazingnigeriaheritage #exhibition #Nigeria @blackyinka
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo storms National Museum, Kano today.
The convivial environment of the age long museum and centuries old monument of Gidan Makama hosting the Museum wears a new inviting face lift bubbling with activities and exhibition of global trend. The Museum is opposite the Kano Emir palace.
The Ag. DG, Alh. Abdulkerim O. Kadiri (FCA) is already with his team are already on ground to receive the uncommon guest to Gidan Makama, Kano.
International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition celebration at the National Press Center, Radio House, Abuja.
The museum exhibition was themed "My Hands My Freedom: A Sure Way to Curtailing Irregular Migration".
CHIDIEBERE ADIKA an Industrial Attachment student with the Education Unit, National Museum Owerri, today unveiled a collection Art works in a Maiden Solo Art Exhibition tagged FIRST STEP.
Declaring the Exhibition open, the Curator, Mrs Carol Agbamuche described the Artist as hard working, diligent and resourceful.
#owerri #naija #nationalmuseum @ Owerri, Imo
The Honourable Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (right) paid a working visit the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove recently. The site manager Mr. Adekunle Olatunji Fatai and his team were on ground to receive him.
Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove is one of the World Heritage Sites in Nigeria.
#Nigeria #naija #osogbo #worldheritagesite #whs #whl #grove #osun @amazingnigeriaheritage @ Osun Osogbo Groove
About 195 students of the Federal College of Education Kano were at birnin kudu rock art and interpretation center Jigawa.
The students were in the company of 3 of there lecturers for an educational visit to three rock painting site.
#jigawa #Nigeria #nigerianmuseum #museum #museumNigeria #amazingnigeria #amazingnigeriaheritage @ Jigawa, Jigawa, Nigeria
Education Officers at the National Museum Ilorin led some visiting pupils round the exhibitions in the museum.
#museumNigeria #museum #ilorin #nigerianmuseum @ Ilorin
The Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) paid a visit to the National Museum, Benin yesterday. The VP was accompanied to the Museum ground by HE Godwin Obaseki the Executive Governor of Edo State, HE Philip Shuaibu, Deputy Governor Edo State, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, Minister of Health, Senator Ojudu among others. A team of NCMM Directors and Curators were on ground to welcome the Vice-President to the Museum.
#nationalmuseum #beninmuseum #Nigeria #PYO #amazingnigeria #benincity #culture #traditions #culturalpreservation #museum #museumNigeria #naija
Earlier today, Dr. Lutz Mukke was in National Museum Kaduna to cover some of the activities of the Museum with a specific interest to Nok Culture. The veteran Journalist and Advisor, Lepzig German took his time to discussed and observed the NoK exhibition in the Museum. He interviewed the Curator of the Museum, and later had a photograph with some students of Giwa Secondary School Kaduna in the museum gallery.
#nigerianart #africanart #nigerian #nigeria #nationalmuseum #nigerianmuseum
National Museum Igboukwu, Anambra State, Nigeria
EID Mubarak. Still in the Salah mood!
Barka de Sallah to all museum lovers
#museum #mynewdawn #museumNigeria #barkadasallah #naija #Nigeria #loveNaija #nigerianart
National Museum Oyo is having her holiday program on vocational training with Faith International School" Calabash Carving and it's Significance to the Community"
#museum #museumNigeria #amazingnigeria #amazingnigeriaheritage #mynewdawn #nigerianmuseum #Nigeria #naija @ Oyo Alafin
In the ongoing Children Long Holiday program, Education Department of Enugu Museum groom Children in line with this system ensuring that each Child acquires requisite skills to make a living and useful members of the larger society
#childrenholidayprogramme #Nigeria #mynewdawn #nigerianmuseum #museum
Wednesday weekly seminar at National Museum Lagos. Presenter: Iyanda Aisha Bisola. Topic: Upholding our Cultural Heritage, A Case study of the Nupe Traditional Wedding. Department: Documentation
#lagos #nigerianmuseum #museum #museumNigeria #amazingnigeria #lecture #curatorial @ Nigerian National Museum
6th Stakeholders Meeting On Kano City Walls And Associated Sites 'Mumbayya House' Kano
#museumNigeria #kano #Nigeria #loveNaija #mynewdawn #amazingnigeria #nigerianart @ Nigeria
The National Museum, Old Residency Calabar kicked off its Long Holiday Program yesterday with registration and began its activities today. This years program targeted audience is the youths and the focus is on shoe making such as:
1. knitted baby shoes
2. Adult shoes
The Curator Mrs. Evelyn Osuagwu who opened the program admonished participants to be diligent in activities of the long holiday program as this could lead them to open doors of entrepreneurship. One of the participant Miss Abigail Omon a student of Visual Arts Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) Calabar, who spoke on behalf of other participants, thanked the museum for the opportunity and expressed her joy of coming to learn things which will benefit her creatively.
#museum #museumNigeria #mynewdawn #amazingnigeria #naija #Nigeria #loveNaija #nigerianart @ Calabar
The Iranian Embassy storms National Commission for Museums and Monuments Headquarters, Abuja.
Iran is the major flagship of Islamic Heritage and Civilisation and as well preservation Persian and Islamic Civilization.
The purpose of the visit is to enhance more relationship between the two countries. The Cultural Consular of Islamic Republic of Iran, Sayyed Mahmoud Azimi Nasrabad said they are willing and ready to share much of their cultural and museology experience with Nigeria cm NCMM. To also promote bilateral and Cultural ties with both countries.
National Communication Commission (NCC) storms Museum Headquarters, Abuja for mutual collaboration for improve partnership. The NCC is willing to donate telecommunication antiquities to the NCMM in order to preserve and conserve and exhibit ancient communication technology showcasing the genesis of our nation's telecommunication trend from inception. Some of the items or equipments proposed by NCC to be donated to the National Commission for Museum are presently located in Kano, Calabar and Lagos among other Nigeria cities. The NCMM gladly accept the offer and further expresses appreciation to NCC for their donation to the National Museum headquarters during the 2019 International Museum Day (IMD). The meeting was held at the DG's Conference Room with 4 Directors from NCC visibly present and the Museum Directors .
The Ag. DG Alhaji Abdulkerim O. Kadiri (FCA) along side his Directors paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on the 14th June, 2019.
The visit is anchored on the Chief of Army Staff Directive on the upgrade of Nigerian Army Museum and Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency (CTCION) Museum, the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation Major Gen. A.O Shodunke received the Museum helmsman and his team which is sequel to the Army visit to the NCMM Headquarters on the 11th of June, 2019.
The NA Museum with the aid of a projector presented an action plan of upgrading the standard for implementation of their Chief of Army Staff (COAS) envisioned museum to meet global trend.
A brief presentation by Major Ikpekia showcases the pictorial view of the NA Museum,It’s organizational structure, which entails office of the Director, Education/Exhibition Dept, Central Registry, Docus/ Conservation Dept, Library/Archives Dept, Technical Dept.
The aim of this meeting is to acquaint the representative of the Chief of Army Staff, Ag. DG NCMM and entourage with the action plan for the upgrade of NA Museum to international standard.
The Nigerian Army Museum Consultant Brig Gen O. L Olokor, (rtd) who was present too gave a background brief presentation of the place and the CTCOIN Museum in Buratai, Borno State where the Chief of Army Staff, Gen T.Y Buratai personal house was completely burnt down by Boko Haram which the COAS donated and his presenting hosting a Museum.
Present in the meeting was the DG NARC Maj Gen G.A. Wahab who gave a brief history of the Nigerian Army Museum from when he was in service as a Military Assistance to Gen M.L. Agwai
The Ag. DG NCMM expresses delight over the enthusiasm of the institution of the Army to conceptualize their history with all their war relics and have a huge edifice as Museum in Abuja with lots of artifacts, pictorial exhibition of the Nigerians Army from inception with notable officers on display. He commended and congratulated the NA for the effort made. He reteirated the fact that Nigeria artifacts are priceless, most cherished, well respected , highly acknowledged and well-honoured globally. Museum, seeing what is on ground has lifted our spirit towards this synergy we’re looking forward to and NCMM will collaborate and offers NA Museum our technical man power capacity, training and maintenance to move standard of our museums forward for the benefit of Nigeria and Nigerians said the Museum boss. If it’s works out, NA will help the government create awareness of our culture and move tourism forward “history of the Army which will be center of tourism just like “National War Museum Umuahia, Abia State”. it will also create job for unemployed youth.
Major Gen. Shodunke expressed appreciation along other officers and gentle men on behalf of the and in reaction to the proactive comments from the NCMM Ag. DG, he refreshes the undisputed confidence in NCMM towards ensuring and upgrading the standard of NA Museum as seen of modern museums around the world.
The Nigerian Army received some NCMM publications including the Ag. DG's authored book on Accounting/Finance, while the Nigerian Army also mutually reciprocated with beautiful souvenirs and a plaque to the Ag. DG NCMM.
As highlight of the visit NA and NCMM went on gallery tour and open field to view the NA Museum collections, the galleries and halls and audio video centre are endowed with compelling objects, pictorials and state of the art equipments. The Media were visibly present to air and write on the the memorable event, the Ag. DG NCMM and the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation, Maj Gen. A.O Shodunke had interview with the Press.
Museum helmsman and his team
Museum helmsman and his team
The Ag. DG Alhaji Abdulkerim O. Kadiri (FCA) with his management team receives the Nigeria Army delegates to the NCMM Headquarters led by Major General A.O Shodunke recently.The visit is anchored on Nigerian Army Museum project and mutual partnership with the NCMM in the area of programme exchange, training and lending museum professionals.
Nigerian Army were delighted over the proactive responses from the NCMM Ag. DG who promise his guests outstanding partnership to train Nigerian Army staff in terms of seminars, technical assistance, consultancy, documentation, preservation and how a Museum is supposed to be set up.
Major Gen. Shodunke proposed to NCMM to remould and educate Nigerian Army Museum Centre in such a way that will have an evolution and showcase all the important rich history of Nigerian Army from their inception till now in which NCMM would be provided with informations, frequently participation of Nigerian Army in NCMM national activities and exhibit some of Nigerian Army facilities. Also to engage NCMM in the issues that pattern to Nigerian Army especially things that require processes and procedures as it’s planned to build a befitting Museum in the Army resource center.
Recommendations were highly welcomed on both side: How to actualize digitalization in reality. There were several suggestions that will educate people about their past and improve culture creativity and tourism at large.
2019 Children Day's celebration across Museums in Nigeria, with Match Past, Cultural and Historical Quiz , debates among selected school and many more.
Huge crowd at the celebration of International Museum Day 2019 organised by National Museum Jos, Plateau State Nigeria. The museum has a history of bringing together different Nigerian to display their cultures during IMD celebrations.
This year's celebration themed "Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Traditional" has its objective to raise awareness of the fact that "Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of natural understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples." @ Jos Museum
Introduction The National Commission for Museums and Monuments’ primary responsibility is the preservation and presentation of Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage. This responsibility is vested on it by the Decree 77 of 1979 now an Act of the Parliament, CAP 242, of 1990.
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