2020 INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY ADDRESS BY ART TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF GHANA

As part of the 2020 International Museum Day celebration, the Art Teachers’ Association of Ghana has appealed to government to save the Ghana National Museum from decay and continue with the 1964 abandoned museum extension project. The museum has been closed for five years now due to leakages of this temporary building. In delivering of the address, Dr Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel, the national president of the association urged the government to focus attention on the museum since it is the powerhouse of the nation’s material and non-material cultural history. He also appealed for the establishment of a National Art Gallery.

Artwatch Ghana extends her greetings to all Ghanaian Museum workers past and present, and commend them for their efforts as the world marks International Museum Day 2019. It is a day set aside by International Council of Museums (ICOM) to celebrate and create awareness of the potentials of museum in socio-cultural, educational… Read More

Policy and Advocacy

We believe that by pri­or­i­tiz­ing the study of the arts the nation would be able to tap, refine and turn its abun­dance nat­ural resources into ben­e­fi­cial wealth for national devel­op­ment. In the light of this, we digest crit­i­cal leg­isla­tive issues affect­ing arts and arts edu­ca­tion, and review Arts and cul­ture policies.

Facts Abut the Arts

1. Com­pre­hen­sive edu­ca­tion in the Arts devel­ops well-​rounded cit­i­zenry includ­ing children.
2. The arts pro­mote and pre­serve cul­tural development.
3. Real­iz­ing the full poten­tials of the arts in national devel­op­ment need both pub­lic and pri­vate participation.
4. The inven­tive and inno­v­a­tive power of a nation depends on its pro­gres­sive devel­op­ment and level of active stud­ies in the arts