All roads will lead to the Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos on Thursday, November 22, 2019, for the third edition of Ben Enwonwu Foundation’s monthly series talks; Point of View.
The event which was established in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists, SNA and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos aims at addressing key issues, trends and challenges in Nigeria’s cultural tourism sector.
According to a statement by the organizer of the event, “Point of View aims to encourage support and funding for the visual arts through public and private sector partnership while ensuring continuing artist’s professional development and empowerment by drawing from other creative disciplines and experiences to take a broad helicopter view of the art scene in Nigeria and Africa”.
Conceived as a collaborative platform, the third edition of Point of View titled Museums, Tourism and Urban Development will address key issues, trends and challenges in Nigeria’s cultural tourism sector.
Leading architects will share their insights on the most innovative construction and design trends, using completed, on-going and upcoming projects as examples. In addition, museum specialists will shed light on improving museum experiences, preservation and conservation activities, as well as the challenges they face while government authorities will highlight investment opportunities and speak on museum development and destination marketing.
On hand to do justice to the various topics are Jumoke Adenowo, Principal, A.D. Consulting who will present on Elements of an African Museum; Seun Oduwole, Principal Architect SI.SA, who will speak about the J.K. Randle Centre for Yoruba History & Culture, Pool & Arcade: A Case for Tourism and Destination Marketing; while Jess Castellote, Director, Yemisi Shyllon Museum at the Pan Atlantic University will speak on Yemisi Shyllon Museum: A Study in Innovation and Social Impact.
The theme of the panel session is The Cultural Tourism Sector: Funding, Visitor Experiences & Technology. Panellists for the evening are; Aderenle Sonariwo, Consultant to the Ogun State Government on Arts, Culture and Tourism, and founder, Rele Gallery, Lagos; Tosin Oshinowo, Director, cmDesign Atelier (cmD+A) and Omotayo Adeboye, Curator, National Museum, Lagos. Jumoke Adenowo will moderate the session.