Sprawling across an area of 14,000 sq m with a capacity of 18,000 pieces of art, the Museum of Black Civilizations, which will be used for the conservation of cultural values of the black people and for the presentation of Africa to the world, was built thanks to a donation from China amounting to $34.6 million, as reported by Face2Face Africa.
Senegal's late president Léopold Sédar Senghor was the first to propose the idea of a museum about the civilisations of black Africa during a world festival of black artists in Dakar in 1966.
On Dec 6, Senegal will open the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar. It's the LARGEST MUSEUM OF BLACK CIVILISATIONS anywhere. A year ago to the date, Senegal opened its long-delayed Blaise-Diagne International Airport. Seems Senegal is locking down the west African coast💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/ueKga0SU2v— Charles Onyango-Obbo (@cobbo3) December 1, 2018