Project: Ghana National Museum
Client: Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
Designation: Accra, Ghana
The regeneration and refurbishment of the National Museum, designed in 1957 by the British team of Fry, Drew and Ladsun. A concrete-framed building with a distinctive dome roof, the National Museum has since been an icon of cultural standing in Ghana and a fine example of contemporary architecture by the British team in West Africa.
The works proposed include the rehabilitation and refurbishment of the museum into an internationally-rated centre for the display, archive and restoration of the nation’s art and artefacts. The main and immediate focus of the rehabilitation is the restoration of the current facilities into a safe, comfortable and healthy environment, creating adequate spaces expected and required in an international cultural building of its stature.