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Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) will on Wednesday host a three-day inaugural “Art Schools Meeting” of art museums in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, beginning from Wednesday.

Mr Joe Ejiofor, YABATECH Deputy Registrar, in a statement, said the Yaba Art Museum was recently listed as a tourism site in Lagos by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture.

“The programme will bring together creative intermediaries and representatives of Art Schools across Higher Institutions in Nigeria to critically discuss and work out possible solutions and collaborations,” Ejiofor said.

According to him, the meeting, to be declared open by the Rector YABATECH, Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, will be used to mark the first anniversary of Yaba Museum unveiled Nov. 20, 2020.

He noted that Yaba Museum, a project funded and supported by Ford Foundation is arguably the biggest higher institution museum in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

“The museum has been at the forefront of presenting art exhibitions that support Youth advocacy, Social Justice, Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence,” he added.

Millicent Ifeanyichukwu

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