Image historian, Amanda Kirby Okoye, has announced that she will be joining Discovery Museum, Abuja as the Chief Curator.
Okoye took to her Facebook account to make the announcement to her teeming fans recently.
“I’m excited to announce that I will be joining Discovery Museum, Abuja as their Chief Curator where myself and an amazing team will synchronize art, history and technology to inspire, engage and educate,” she wrote.
The Discovery Museum, a digital Museum based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, has through digital art enabled by technology introduced an innovative method of using storytelling in a fun and creative way
The Museum has in recent time emerged as the focal point of The Art-Tech District of Nigeria and is the first in the region devoted to shaping the narrative of the culture, people and democratic ideals through the intersection of technology and art.
The coming on board of Okoye as the Chief Curator holds a promise of excitement from art lovers if the outpour of comments and congratulations that trailed her post is anything to go by.
Okoye, a graduate of Law from the London Metropolitan University, U.K has over the years pursued a passion for collecting Nigerian historical relics from all over the world.
She had disclosed in a previous interview that her passion was activated by a chance online encounter with the “Nigeria Nostalgia Project” group. Fascinated by information being fed her, she initially pursued her hobby as a self-awareness initiative, but the personal enterprise quickly metamorphosed into a public awareness campaign driven by the need to educate, empower and create positive awareness about Nigeria, its history, and culture, through pictures, films and artefacts.