U.S. Mission to Train Curators on Preservation of Nigeria’s Wooden Artifacts
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria, on Monday, announced the launch of the 2022 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) project, to train Nigerian museum professionals in wood conservation, documentation, and storage.
The Yale University Art Gallery has been awarded the AFCP grant to implement the project: “Sustaining a Partnership in Wood Conservation between the National Museum, Lagos and the Yale University Art Gallery.”
In his remarks during an MOU Signing Ceremony, U.S. Consul General Will Stevens spoke on the longstanding commitment of the US government to partner with Nigeria to preserve its rich history and culture.
“We hope that the partnerships initiated through this project will continue far into the future and serve as a lasting example of the partnership between the United States and Nigeria to protect Nigeria’s cultural heritage,” Consul General Stevens said.
Director General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Professor Abba Issa Tijani, stated that the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has been yielding great results in terms of capacity building, documentation, and digitization of our rich cultural heritage.