West African Museums Programme (WAMP)

Programme des musées de l'Afrique de l'Ouest

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1982 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire


Founded 1982, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), under the auspices of the F-XF1142 - International African Institute (IAI) and the initiative of the late Philip Ravenhill. Headquarters transferred: to Dakar (Senegal), 1987; Niamey (Niger), 2008; Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), 2011. Autonomous since 1992.


Enhance conceptual and intellectual approach of museum work and promote new models of museums relevant to the development of society; promote good museum practice in terms of management, research, documentation, collection development, preservation, exhibition, education and outreach; help strengthen the professional museum network in West Africa and links with the international museum-related network; contribute to the preservation and enrichment of the African cultural heritage.


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Board of Directors of 7 members (museum professionals, academicians and financial experts, mainly citizens of African countries) recruits Executive Director and senior technical experts.


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