NCMM seeks Nigerian support to build Museum of National Unity in FCT

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NCMM seeks Nigerian support to build Museum of National Unity in FCT
…as Nigeria celebrates International Museum Day
Joel Ajayi Abuja
The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) has called on Government, Private Sector, Corporate Organisations, Philanthropists and all well meaning Nigerian in the country to join hands with the Commission, toward the building of a befitting Museum of National Unity in Abuja.
Acting Director-General of NCMM Emeka Onuegbu Esq made this call in Abuja as
Nigeria joins Museums the world over, to commemorate the 2018 International Museum Day, on 18th May, 2018.
According to him, this day has been set aside by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), to create and raise public awareness about the important roles and place of the Museum, in the society.
“This year’s theme: Hyper-connected Museums-New approaches, New Publics” focuses on advancement in technology, communication and internet connections with one another as an approach to making the audience view of Museum product, more enticing, exciting and fulfilling.
“In line with current cultural global trends, Nigerian Museums are poised to embrace digital tools and technologies to make deeper and more personalized connections with their many audience and redefining success, as relates to increase in the number of visitors.
“Thanks to technology, Museums can now reach way beyond their core audience and find new publics, when approaching their collections in different ways, such as digitization of their collections, access to virtual museum, adding multi-media elements to the exhibition or other innovations that allow visitors to share experiences on social media.
Let me therefore use this opportunity to call for more funding for the Commission to make the exciting job of preservation and promotion of our rich Cultural Heritage more rewarding. May I equally call on Government, the Private Sector, Corporate Organisations, Philanthropists and all known Development Partners in the Culture and Tourism industry, to join hands with the Commission, and bring to fruition, the building of a befitting Museum of National Unity in Abuja.
“Such an edifice of National pride will go a long way in positioning us to move along with the rest of the world, in the new found hyper-connected direction.” he said

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