Though projected to be completed for commissioning in August 2023, the Pan African Heritage World Museum is set to launch a Digital Version of the galleries for public viewing.
The first in the world, it is scheduled to go live on May 5, a day UNESCO has declared as African World Heritage Day – giving an opportunity for people of the world, and particularly Africans, to celebrate the continent’s unique cultural and natural heritage.
In collaboration with UNESCO, the event will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 1:00 pm GMT at the TV3 Executive Theatre, from where it will be beamed live throughout the world. Speakers expected at the function include the UNESCO Representative in Ghana, Mr. Diallo Abdourahamane, and the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.
Messages are expected from Representatives of the African Union Commission, Diaspora African Forum, All-Africa Students Union, Young African Leaders Forum, and the Association of African American Museums.
“This is a unique moment for us”, says the Museum Founder and Executive Chairman Kojo Yankah; “we are making history, not just in presenting for the first time the history, culture arts and achievements of Africans and people of African descent in one museum, we are also breaking grounds in giving the world the first Digital Museum ahead of physical construction”.
Professor Molefi Kete Asante of Temple University and chairman of the Curatorial Board of the Pan African Heritage Museum, adds:”We are proud of our African heritage….this is a great event for us”.
PAHM is an international NGO-registered project and was inaugurated in 2020 by Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, to provide the environment to preserve and curate the unique history, arts, culture, and indigenous knowledge of Africans and people of African descent.
The launch event will be available from the Museum’s website: www.pahmuseum.org