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Curator  urges students to learn more about nation’s history by visiting museums

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The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) in Lagos has called on students to visit the museums across the country to acquire adequate knowledge about her history and culture.

The Curator of Lagos Museum, Mrs Omotayo Adeboye, gave the advice while speaking with the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Lagos.

Adeboye said a visit to the museum would enable children to learn about their past and proffer solutions to both the current and the future problems.

“I call on parents in company with their children to always visit the museums so that they can appreciate their cultural heritage.

“We usually have art exhibitions that are related to happenings in the society and most of the exhibitions are contained in the children’s school curriculum.

“Students’ visit to museums will enable them to see, touch and feel  the artifacts, antiquities and monoliths they had read about in schools.

“Experiences garnered from such visits by the students will stick to their memories.

“Adults and children learn more and better about their cultural heritage when they visit the museum which is a repository of their historical past,’’ she said.

She advised that youths and adults were free to visit the museum.

Adeboye said that the museum was currently running a programme tagged: “See, Touch and Feel”, which allows visitors to feel its artifacts.

She said that the programme would encourage the visitors the opportunities to appreciate the importance of its collections for the period it would last.

She said this was because visitors were not usually allowed to touch most of the materials to guide against being damaged and theft.

She said that the commission had visited some schools with contemporary art works to complement what most of the students had been taught by their teachers.

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Editing by Joe Idika/Peter Dada

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