The second Legon Festival of Arts opened in Ghana on Monday (2 December) with a wide range of exhibits illustrating the history of Ghana and displaying the achievements of the Institute of African Studies over the past 13 years.
GV & CU Exterior of Institute and sign (2 shots)
SV Dr Peter Kwasi Sarpong walks with Director of the Institute and University officials past deancers and drummers
SV Interior Dr. Sarpong and officials enter and look at publication exhibits
CU PAN & SV Flautists sitting beneath music instruments stand
SV Officials looking at other exihibits
SV People looking at Islamic culture exhibits
SV & CU Officials looking at traditionally carved stools (2 shots)
SV & CU Officials looking at archeological exhibits (3 shots)
SV & CU Exhibits showing the evolution of tabacco pipe
SV ZOOM OUT Photographs in the Ethnographic exhibits
SV People looking at other exhibits (2 shots)
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Background: The second Legon Festival of Arts opened in Ghana on Monday (2 December) with a wide range of exhibits illustrating the history of Ghana and displaying the achievements of the Institute of African Studies over the past 13 years.
The Institute was set up as a museum of visual arts for teaching purpose, with an archive of sound recordings of African musical instruments documentation of local history, and other local materials for the study of the history and cultures of Ghana.
It has since developed extensively in its linguistics and social studies departments and had developed historical research projects on subjects, such as the ethnic history of Ghana.
It also has a department for detailed investigations into the traditional and constitutional development of Ghana, and, hopefully, these studies will be extended to other West African countries in the near future.
The Acting Director of the Institute, Dr A. K. Quarcoo, in welcoming the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, who officiated at the opening, said the Institute had now gained international status and was looked upon by the world as "a microcosm of continental African studies."