GhScientific on 1st March,2022 donated art pieces to the Museum of Science and Technology, Accra. The pieces were submissions by artists from the GhScientific initiative, “Evolution of Science”.
The COO of GhScientific and Neuroscientist, Dr. Thomas Tagoe, who presented the art pieces, said the non-governmental organization believes the museum of science and technology was the best place to keep a legacy of the historic Evolution of Science exhibition.
The art pieces were accepted by the Senior curator of the Museum, Mr. Eric Kofi Mensah who expressed gratitude for the items donated as the Museum was recently opened post a renovation project.
The art pieces were from the participants of the GhScientific’s history of science project named “Evolution of Science” (visit the online exhibition here). The exhibition was held on October 8, 2018 with artists including Robert Commey ,Portia Agbo-Dzamvivie ,Albert Nii Nortey Dowuona, Allyne Mamattah, Derrick Abeble Pinto, Winfred Nana Amoah, Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Hamid Nortey, Onu Chineyenwa Okoro, Hunke K. Courage, Simon Bowman and Lawrinda Agebenowosi participating.
GhScientific’s Evolution of Science
The Evolution of Science exhibition brought together local artists and scientists to create paintings, sculptures, and photographs that represented Ghana’s research path. It was utilized as a tool for outreach and engagement to encourage discussion and appreciation of Ghanaian scientific and medical research. Local artists were enlisted to use their artistic talents to bring this important piece of our history to life through a variety of visual formats and presentation approaches.
The Museum of Science and Technology in Accra was founded when two lecturers from the University of Ghana’s Legon Campus who saw a need to raise knowledge of previous and current developments in science and technology in Ghana and offered a proposal to Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s president at the time. The Museum of Science and Technology opened its doors a few years later, in 1965. The institution aims to pique the interest of visitors, particularly the younger ones, in learning more about the sciences and technological advancements in the world around them.