National Museum of Unity Ibadan enjoying increasing patronage

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The curator of the National Museum of Unity Ibadan, Amos Olorunnipa, has revealed that the museum is enjoying increasing patronage as more people are visiting – including local and foreign tourists.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the museum recorded more than 13,000 visitors in 2014, the figure was higher than the 12,000 which the museum recorded in 2013.

“The turn out of school children and students of higher institutions at the museum this year is also encouraging.

“We hope to record a higher figure in 2015,” he said. The curator said the 2015 Museum Day celebration was low key because of the economic challenge the country was contending with.

“However, we thank God for being able to celebrate it with others in the world,” he added.

Olorunnipa, however, urged public spirited individuals to partner with the museum in preserving cultural artifacts.

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  1. Thanks for letting us know the level of patronage at the Museum. Considering the spaciousness and beauty of the Ibadan museum let us ask “why are our people not really visiting the Museums? The British museum recorded close to 7 million visits in 2014 , the London Museum took the lion share of these visits. Is it because they are not adequately funded, or is it just due to our lack of interest?

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