n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Training and teaching of museum professionals in Ghana

Supplement 9
  • ISSN : 0855-4412



The museum is an institution which effectively combines visual objects and texts to convey its message. If this is done well it makes learning easy and the experience memorable. This can only be done if there is well trained staff and properly developed activities and programmes. This paper proposes that the museum, if well resourced and equipped, can become a strategic partner in education and national development. Therefore, it discusses the impact of two training courses in Ghana and how they subsequently impacted on museum patronage through introduction of new techniques of mounting exhibitions with emphasis on informing, educating and communicating to the public. These provide a good environment and the necessary conditions for learning to take place as well as generating income.

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