The Collection facility within the Institute will provide expansive, state-of-the-art storage facilities with public display and research space. These facilities will enable collaboration with institutions and collectors across the continent in support of their restitution, preservation and research initiatives.
The Digital Lab, within the Collection facility, will be a space where MOWAA’s growing creative and research community unlock the possibilities of digital technologies to advance the heritage economy, education, and creative industries. This facility will make cultural content of Nigerian and African origin easy to access, use and reuse through the creation of multimedia digital catalogues.
Through digital archiving and interactive applications and multimedia displays, MOWAA’s curators will bring West Africa’s unique cultural knowledge base and our imagined futures into 2D/3d reality for global engagement.