• Short Summary

    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.

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    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."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEYVOJS6T8TET0FK720HMQS34I
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYVOJS6T8TET0FK720HMQS34I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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