Artwatch Ghana salutes all Ghanaian Museum workers as we join hands with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to celebrate this special day on the theme “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”. It is an important day for awareness creation about the great contributions of museums in historical, educational and socio-cultural development of any nation.
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Two Civil Society Organisations,Artwatch Ghana and Board of Fashion Ghana, have petitioned the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to make the Creative Arts a full ministry for more jobs. The Creative Arts have been downplayed in Ghana’s economic development in terms of job creation. The One-District-One-Factor agenda of the government is in line with the capabilities of the creative arts. “The Creative Arts cover wide expanse of vocations in both Visual arts and Performing arts. Vocations in the Visual art include sculpture, painting, furniture art, basketry art, jewelry, graphic design, textiles, fashion design and ceramics. Areas in the performing arts include music, film, theatre arts. There are several career paths under each of these vocations. For instance, fashion, textiles and garment manufacturing is a major industry that employs millions of people. In some of the fashion capitals of the world, after finance, the industry is the next biggest earner.”
Ghana’s educational system has succeeded in training few artistic entrepreneurial minds and inventors who could produce her functional and decorative needs. This has coerced her...