Musée National Boubou Hama
Musée National Boubou Hama is the national museum of Niger, located in Niamey. It was founded in 1959 as Musée National du Niger. Its first conservator, Pablo Toucet, designed the concept of the museum, according to which it was part of the Culture Valley of Niamey, proposed by Boubou Hama. Adjacent to the museum, also part of the Valley, are the Franco-Nigerien Cultural Center and the Center of Linguistic and Historical Studies by Oral Tradition. The museum is located in a park, it consists of a cultural and a scientific section and a zoo. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.
Most of the exhibits represent ethnological, archaeological, and cultural artifacts. In particular, the museum shows traditional dwellings of different Nigerien cultures.
As of 2013, 170,000 visitors visited the museum annually.
The directors of the museum were
- Pablo Toucet (1959-1974);
- Albert Ferral (1974-1990);
- Mahamadou Kélessi (1990-1992);
- Mariama Hima (1992-1996);
- Mahamadou Kélessi (1996-1999);
- Chaïbou Néino (1999-)
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