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Elizabeth Asafo-Adjei

Ghana Museums and Monuments Board


Country: Ghana

ITP Year: 2019


As a curator, Elizabeth is in charge of paintings from the National Collection. Her duties include conducting research on the artists and paintings from the collection, cataloguing and digitisation, collections storage and loans.

She is currently working on a research project on the Ghanaian artist, Kofi Antubam, a member of the first generation of modernist artists in Ghana. The second project Elizabeth is involved in looks at digitizing negative films and photo slides of a road trip through Ghana featuring events, scenes, objects and sites. After completing the digitisation process, Elizabeth and her colleagues are planning to organise exhibitions and design catalogues for this project. Elizabeth is interested in the conservation, restoration and preservation processes of paintings. She is also curious about dealing with objects on paper, as some objects from the museum’s collection are made in this medium.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme Elizabeth was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

In 2019 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition around an object from the Museum’s collection working within the theme of journeys.  Elizabeth worked with Tamara Alateya (Iraq) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled The Odyssey: an encounter with peace.

Elizabeth’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Aall Foundation