The National Museum in Lagos opened its doors to showcase its first exhibition for the year, the first to focus exclusively on traditional art of the ethnic groups dwelling along the Cross River Basin which stretches to the Cameroun Mountain.
Objects of trade, ancestral worship, terracotta, mask and other items, which are just a few of the works, found among the rich cultural collections in Nigeria are exhibited.
The show, titled Eden of Arts and Culture, intends to highlight a large section of what the museum has in its kitty while displaying talent that has been in existence for decades.
The museum has a lot of artifacts which cannot be seen in a single show and that’s the reason the management of the National Museum are taking it in bits, to avoid the exhibition being cluttered.
One historical monument which is of great interest to the people in Cross River state is the Ikom monoliths, it tells a story and origin of the people and the significance of facial and body marks.
Other historic monuments are the Ekpu, Ihemba, Ingay and other artifacts from Benue, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Cameroun also featured in the exhibition.