Blackitude Museum

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Blackitude Museum
Musée Blackitude
BLackitude Museum.jpg
Established2000
LocationYaoundé , Cameroon
Coordinates3°51′51″N 11°31′06″E / 3.864206°N 11.518345°E / 3.864206; 11.518345Coordinates: 3°51′51″N 11°31′06″E / 3.864206°N 11.518345°E / 3.864206; 11.518345
TypeEthnographic Museum
Collection size2070 objects
Visitors1070 (2011)
DirectorTchuisseu Nana Christian
PresidentFo NAB Ngo I NANA Agnes
CuratorKaji Appolinaire
Websitewww.blackitude.org

Blackitude Museum is an ethnographic museum in Yaoundé; Cameroon. The museum project began in March 1998 from a commitment of its founding president Her Majesty Ngo Nab [1] Fo I NANA Agnes Sunjio through her deep desire to save what remains of the artistic heritage in Cameroon. As a member of the royal family Bahouoc (Department of Nde in the western province of Cameroon), she carefully protected and preserved collections of art objects which were bequeathed by his father and by kings of other chiefdoms of Bamileke Plateau of western Cameroon.

History[edit]

Museum signpost

The Blackitude Museum is a private museum created in 2000 by Her Majesty Queen Nana Agnes who is the founder after receiving the important part of the collection from her father who was the traditional ruler of the Western Region in Cameroon (Grass Field). The rest of the collections are constituted through donation and purchase. Prehistoric Lithic artifacts were collected in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 during field researches in the Western Region of Cameroon. Some of them like (scrapers and tips of arrows) are copies of original lithic tools collected from the archeological laboratories in Portugal by the curator Apollinaire Kaji in 2012.

Collection[edit]

Exhibition

In addition to the collections of the royal treasury received in 1982 after the death of her father, Fo Nab Ngo I has enriched the collection to over 2,070 works of art. The work of collection and documentation of this important heritage, has allowed her to create a framework for the protection and dissemination of the tangible and intangible evidence of our civilization. Several different themes are in the museum's permanent exhibition

Governance[edit]

Temporary Exhibition

The museum is run by a board of trustees consisting of seven individuals:

  • Chair person: Dr Sunjio Eric,
  • Founder: Her Majesty Queen Nana Agnes Fo Nab Ngo I.,
  • General Director: Tchuisseu Nana Christian,
  • Treasurer: Chantal Djomen,
  • Secretary: Ateba Ossende Ghislain,
  • Scientific coordinator: Professor Joseph-Marie Essomba,
  • Vice-coordinator: Kaji Appolinaire.

Building[edit]

Exhibition

It is situated in the center of the city of Yaoundé, the political capital city of Cameroon. The museum is housed in an old building that was modified to create space for exhibitions and other services. Currently, it is still under renovation to meet the standards of a museum.

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musée de la Blackitude". Unblog Fr. Retrieved 19 September 2013.