African Museum To See Large Number Of School Tours
The Museum of African Heritage which was opened in 1992 is gearing up for a number of school tours as Guyana observes the year for people of African descent and Black History month. Ten schools from around the region have since expressed interest in touring the facility with its rich African history during next month.
Administrator, Jenny Daly said the museum is the only of its kind in the country and was purchased from an archaeologist by the name of Hubert Nicholson. She noted that the museum has grown over the years as it aims to collect, preserve, exhibit and research art and artifacts relating to Africa and African experiences in Guyana.
Daly said the African Heritage museum has collection over 300 artifacts which include drums, eating utensil and brass weights. The items are collected through donations to the museum or would have been purchased.
The administrator said the institution would normally do outreaches in collaboration with schools and youth clubs as it seeks to promote the museum. Persons who visit the museum are mainly students and those studying African history.
The Museum of African Heritage is a non-profit institution and is located at Barima Avenue Bell Air Park.