Senegalese president to unveil Museum of Black Civilisations

Senegalese President Macky Sall will be inaugurating the country’s new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital Dakar on Thursday.

In capital Dakar, the new Museum of Black Civilisations has changed the landscape of the downtown area.

Built in a circular shape, the architecture was inspired by traditional homes typical to southern Senegal.

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The idea for this museum dates back to over 50 years to the country’s late poet-president, Léopold Sédar Senghor.

Construction of the building did it start for years, it  was finally made possible after a $34m (£27m) Chinese investment.

Among the first temporary exhibitions to be shown is work from artists from Mali and Burkina Faso as well as from Cuba and Haiti.

The piece, History, is a comment on the process of progressive blindness- BBC Africa

The director said the museum won’t be a commemorative monument instead a creative laboratory to help shape a continent’s sense of identity.

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