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Senegal to inaugurate black civilization’s largest museum in Dakar on Dec 6


Devdiscourse News Desk dakar Senegal
Updated: 04-12-2018 19:18 IST
Senegal to inaugurate black civilization’s largest museum in Dakar on Dec 6

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After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is set to open what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization ever on December 6 in the capital, Dakar.

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.

COUNTRY : Senegal

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