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YSMA x ICOM: Call for Applications for ICOM Training Workshop

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Nov 28, 2022

Being a service-oriented museum, the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA) is focused on advancing culture and knowledge by engaging diverse publics and helping them learn through and about art. To achieve this mission, the YSMA has identified the need for professional development in the arts, specifically, the museum sector.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) organises annual Regional Trainings in different parts of the world. These workshops are an opportunity for museum professionals to gain insights, strategies, tools and a holistic understanding of museum functions, in a bid to promote their country’s heritage through participatory projects.

This year, the YSMA is partnering with ICOM to host one such event in Nigeria. “This affords the YSMA a chance to contribute to museology and cultural development in Nigeria, particularly with regards to improving the standard of museum services in Nigeria”, said Madonna Iloba, the YSMA’s Communications and Advancement Officer. This event is supported by the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

In this light, the YSMA is calling for applications for the ICOM Regional Training which will be held in November 2022 on the museum’s premises.

Application deadline: Midnight (CET+1), September 16, 2022.

Applications are now closed.

For more information about ICOM Regional Trainings, click here.

For more enquires about the museum, shoot us an email at ysma@pau.edu.ng.