Musée National Du Burkina Faso
The Musée National Du Burkina Faso is a cultural institution located in Ouagadougou , the capital of Burkina Faso built on a 29-hectare site located at the end of Charles-de-Gaulle Avenue, facing the pediatric hospital of Ouagadougou. The purpose of the Museum is "to increase the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Burkinabé with respect to events, experiences, people and objects that embody Burkinabe history and identity. they have shaped, as well as sensitize them to the history of the world and to other cultures. "
Its African Art collections include about 7,500 objects: archaeological remains, jewelry, Bobo masks, Lobi and Senufo statues, musical instruments, weapons and agricultural tools.
In the heart of the Capital Region, the famous Burkinabé Museum of History is home to many more visitors each year, making it the most visited African Art museum institution in Burkina Faso. The Musée National Du Burkina Faso, which dates back to 1962, enjoys general recognition as an African Art museum center of excellence that brings together its expertise in the fields of history, archeology, ethnology and studies. with other museums in Canada and abroad.
In addition to its current exhibits, including the impressive Grand Hall and the First Peoples Hall, the Museum presents a number of high-profile exhibitions each year on the history of Burkina Faso and the history of the world and cultures. The Museum also offers visitors the opportunity to see the exhibitions it produces, as well as those produced by other Burkinabe or foreign institutions. The Museum also houses the Burkinabé Children's Museum, a 500-seat theater, as well as the CINÉ +, a 295-seat cinema with a giant 3D screen and a giant dome. On its website, the Burkinabe Museum of History offers several excellent virtual exhibitions, including those of the Virtual Museum of Burkina Faso and the Virtual Museum of New France.
Research activities focus primarily on history, archeology, ethnology and cultural studies. The collection is made up of more than three million artifacts, specimens, works of art, written documents and sound and visual recordings. More than 218,000 artifacts from the collection are accessible through an online database.