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William Nsuiban Gmayi

Ghana Museums and Monuments Board

Head of Communications and Public Relations

Country: Ghana


As the Head of Communication and Public Relations, William is responsible for the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board communication strategy, public education initiatives and press.

Primary professional interests are marketing and fundraising alongside a personal research interest in collections databases, storage and libraries. Another focus for William is communities and the challenge of engaging school groups, local communities, international visitors and members of the African Diaspora. Restitution, Repatriation and the return of illicit museum objects and conflictual patterns of authorship and agency in past and present narratives on slavery in Ghana, are amongst further professional interests.

William is currently working on the Black Stars project; a project initiated from a workshop that took place in Ghana in 2019 and was jointly organised by the British Museum and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board. The Black Stars will be a project at the National Museum in Ghana that will offer a platform to celebrate illustrious people in society at the Museum – the concept is still being developed.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme, William was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and spent his partner placement at National Museums Northern Ireland.

William worked with Emrah Kahraman (Turkey) and Siddhant Shah (India) on his Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Journey to the West.

William’s place on the ITP was generously supported by the Edith Murphy Foundation.