The AfricaMuseum has signed the Dakar Declaration, which aims to strengthen partnerships between museums in Africa and Europe, the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Brussels announced in a press release on Tuesday.
From 25 to 27 April 2023, 60 African and European museum directors met at an international forum organised at the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal.
The aim of this first edition was to set up a network that would implement a multilateral partnership programme between museums in Africa and Europe.
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Three main themes were discussed to shape the future of museums: collections, exhibitions and capacity building.
“Convinced that museums have a major role to play in promoting peace and mutual understanding, we take up the challenge together to build and strengthen our partnerships in order to respond to contemporary issues and pass on to future generations a spirit of mutual trust and respect,” reads the Dakar Declaration.
The declaration was signed by the 60 directors from 38 African countries and 10 from Europe.