‘The Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria’

Nigerian National Museum
May 5 – June 2, 2022

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Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Preservation has collaborated with the Trust for African Rock Art and the National Commission for Museums and Monuments Nigeria on the exhibition ‘The Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria’ at the Nigerian National Museum in Lagos (May 5 – June 2, 2022). The display was curated by Terry Little and Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, and supported by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Two facsimiles of Bakor monoliths, made from data recorded in 2018 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée du Quai Branly, were featured in the exhibition and will be returned to the Bakor region in July for permanent display at a new visitor centre at Alok, supported by the Carène Foundation.

An exhibition on the Bakor monoliths launches at The British Museum on November 17, 2022.

The exhibition display at the Nigerian National Museum © Factum Foundation

The facsimile of the Eting Nta monolith, recorded in the Musée du Quai Branly

The facsimile of the Ntitongo Monolith. The top part was recorded in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018 © Factum Foundation

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