As part of activities marking the first year anniversary of Yaba Art Museum, the inaugural meeting of Art Schools in Nigeria held today at the Yusuf Grillo auditorium of Yaba College of Technology. The meeting convened by Yaba Art Museum was aimed at bringing together creative intermediaries and representatives of Art Schools across Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria to critically discuss and work out possible solutions, collaborations and development plans towards Art Museum across Nigeria’s Tertiary Education sphere.
The meeting was declared opened by Yabatech Rector, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe, represented by Deputy Rector, Academics Dr. (Mrs.) T. A. Ukabam, in his address, the Rector opined that recommendations proffered at the meeting should be added into the curriculum so as to move art education forward in Nigeria.
The representative board of trustee Yaba Art Museum, Engr. Yemisi Shyllon, who is currently Nigeria’s largest private art collector, spoke on challenges facing the art sector in Nigeria.
In a chat with Yabatech radio the H.O.D Of Fine Art, revealed that the Yaba Art Museum is not just a museum for only showcasing art works, but is also an educationally based institution.
Yaba Art Museum, a project funded by Ford Foundation was recently listed as one of Lagos State Tourism site by Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art & Culture, as the Museum, since it was unveiled in November 2020 has been in the forefront of presenting Art Exhibition that supports Youth Advocacy, Social Justice, Sexual Harassment and Gender Based Violence.