Musée National Boubou Hama

Musée National Boubou Hama is the national museum of Niger, located in Niamey. It was founded in 1959 as Musée National du Niger. Its first conservator, Pablo Toucet, designed the concept of the museum, according to which it was part of the Culture Valley of Niamey, proposed by Boubou Hama. Adjacent to the museum, also part of the Valley, are the Franco-Nigerien Cultural Center and the Center of Linguistic and Historical Studies by Oral Tradition. The museum is located in a park, it consists of a cultural and a scientific section and a zoo. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.[1] The park is popular as a recreational area.[2]

Musée National Boubou Hama
Zoo du Musée national de Niamey.jpg
Musée National Boubou Hama is located in Niger
Musée National Boubou Hama
Location in Niamey
Established1959
LocationNiamey
Coordinates13°30′40″N 2°06′25″E / 13.511224°N 2.107038°E / 13.511224; 2.107038
Visitors170,000/year

Most of the exhibits represent ethnological, archaeological, and cultural artifacts. In particular, the museum shows traditional dwellings of different Nigerien cultures.[1]

As of 2013, 170,000 visitors visited the museum annually.[1] The museum contains the remains of the Tree of Tenere.

The directors of the museum were[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Idrissa, Abdourahmane; Decalo, Samuel (2012). Historical Dictionary of Niger. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0810870901.
  2. ^ Gilvin, Amanda (19 April 2013). "Niger in Miniature: Niamey and the Musee National Boubou Hama Du Niger". SSRN.