Nigerian National Museum

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Nigerian National Museum
Garden in front of museum (6349971557).jpg
View of the museum's exterior
Established 1957
Location Onikan, Lagos Island, city of Lagos
Collections Nigerian art, including pieces of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic exhibits
Founder Kenneth Murray

The Nigerian National Museum is a national museum of Nigeria, located in the city of Lagos. The museum has a notable collection of Nigerian art, including pieces of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic exhibits.[1] Of note is a terra-cotta human head known as the Jemaa Head (c. 900 to 200 BC), part of the Nok culture. The piece is named after Jema'a, the village where it was uncovered. [2] It is located at Onikan, Lagos Island.

History[edit]

The museum was founded in 1957 by the English archaeologist Kenneth Murray.[3][4] It also has educated many Nigerians, Englishmen, and tourists on the history and culture of the country Nigeria.

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nations Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Atwood, Roger. "The Nok of Nigeria". Archaeology. Archaeological Institute of America. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ Adio, Segun (12 February 2011). "History on display at the National Museum". National Mirror. Retrieved 30 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Robson, Emily (April 2010). "Featured Artist: Benedict (Ben) Chukwukadibia Enwonwu". University of Chichester. Retrieved 30 May 2011.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nigerian National Museum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 6°26′40″N 3°24′12″E / 6.44444°N 3.40333°E / 6.44444; 3.40333