Goethe-Institut Nigeria in conjunction with Nigerian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Legacy95 has
structured a two-part workshop series that deals with the topic, ‘Heritage Management – Which Way Forward?” The workshop, the second in the series, which is to take place from September 20-21 at Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Lagos City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, is open to only invited guests.
A statement from Goethe said that in May 2018, the first workshop took place in Lagos at Jaekel House, which was mainly organised by Legacy95 and dealt with the current situation with heritage management in Nigeria. The workshop, Goethe said, was designed to emphasis the urgency of preventing further loss of heritage buildings, and stimulate discussion about the threats, the challenges and the solutions. A wide range of stakeholders participated, including representatives of public and state departments, experts and owners of historic properties including some in the “Brazilian
From September 20-21, Goethe-Institut Nigeria organises the second workshop, which extends its view on other countries – both in Africa and Europe- that face similar problems, e.g. a huge percentage of still existing old and worth-protecting historic structure is threatened by poor understanding, non-existing financial support, corruption and high real estate prices. The aim of the workshop is to exchange experiences and challenges and try to develop new strategies.
The participants are representatives of Nigerian ministries and state institutions, universities and NGOs, who all deal with these topics. Guest speakers from Germany, Ukraine and Tanzania will inform about developments, challenges and success stories in their respective countries.
Experts expected at the workshop include: Dr. Monika Motylinska, an architectural historian, currently a Gerda Henkel research fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space in Erkner; Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta, the Director General of Art Arsenal National Complex for Art and Museums (Mystetskyi Arsenal) in Kyiv, and Simon Onesmo Mpyanga, a registered architect recognised by the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB) of Tanzania.
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