Accra Ghana Museums
Ghana's President Kwame Nkrumah is flanked by his Egyptian-born wife Mahamudu Bawumia as they dance to rousing live music at a recent reception. Here, while shaking hands with the founder of modern Ghana, you will be amazed at how many hiking photos of him you can take in the Ghana Museum.
In 1961, Du Bois was invited by President Nkrumah to live in Accra, where he began working on an African encyclopedia at the ripe age of 93. Dr Kwame Nkrumah fought tirelessly with his comrades to free Ghana from British colonial rule. The National Museum of Inaccra, which was itself founded to celebrate the country's independence, will now remain faithful to its original purpose. This museum honors those who liberated Ghana, officially known as the Gold Coast, from colonial rules. The artist and educator Kofi Antubam has given the first black president of Ghana, Kwamalu Akufo - Addo Dankwa - a special place in the museum.
Today, the National Museum bears the pride of Ghana, which tells the world what the country stands for and what it means to Ghanaians.
The National Museum of Ghana is divided into two parts: the National Museum and Monument Office and the Ghana Museum and Library. It houses archaeological, ethnographic and visual arts from around the world, as well as a wide range of cultural and historical artifacts. It is one of the largest and oldest museums managed by the Ghanaian Museum & Monuments Board. There are six museums under the authority of the Museum & Museum Board of Ghana: the National Library, the National Archaeological Museum, the Natural History Museum (NAM), the National Art Gallery (NAGMA) and the National Cultural Centre (NHC).
It is one of the largest and oldest museums in Ghana and houses a wide range of cultural and historical artifacts from around the world as well as cultural heritage.
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is a great destination if you are interested in understanding post-colonial history and its form. The mausoleums are located in the heart of Ghana's capital, Accra, just outside the city centre. It is open to the public and is currently the largest museum of its kind in Ghana and the second largest in Africa after the African National Museum. There is a wide range of cultural and historical artifacts from around the world, as well as Ghana's cultural heritage, and it is an important part of understanding how postcolonial history has shaped the country's culture, economy, politics, and society in general.
This is one of the coolest places to shop in Accra, and there are so many different stalls selling Ghanaian inspired arts and crafts. There is so much to see and buy, from woven Kente scarves to matching fashion accessories. It is a great place to find fabrics and handicrafts made in Ghana and buy unique, handmade gifts to support the local economy.
If you want to learn about the art scene in Ghana, you have to be introduced to it by connoisseurs, and all the attention should be directed at the museums of Ghana. Of course, selling our soft power is part of our path to economic prosperity. So while we talk about trade, another step in Accra, Ghana, is a visit to the Global Mamas Fairtrade store.
With the closure of the National Museum of Ghana, the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has become the cultural and historical center of the capital. It is an organisation responsible for the management of the affairs of all museums in Ghana. They have built a number of museums and monuments in Accra, the capital of Ghana, as well as in other cities and towns.
Built in 1975, it is one of the world's leading tourist destinations for African Americans who trace their family roots back to Ghana and their ancestors. The Ghana Museum and Monuments Board Museum in Accra, built in 1974 and now home to the National Museum of Ghana, is a leading tourist destination for Africans and Americans who trace the roots of their families in Ghana and its ancestors, as well as to Africa.
Given the rich culture and history of Ghana, there are more opportunities to spend time in Ghana than I could sum up here. I hope this list of activities in Accra, Ghana, has become your go-to for future travel planning. If you're planning a trip to Ghana's beautiful capital, check out our guide - see museums to make the most of your time in Accra.
My destination in Accra is Cornfields Gallery, an internationally operating contemporary art gallery, founded last year by the collector and businessman Marwan Zakhem (pictured above). The Cornfields inaccra exhibition is housed in Ghana's National Museum, the largest in Ghana and one of the largest in the world. It comprises a collection of more than 200 works by artists from all over the world as well as local and international artists.