Adjaye Associates have made proposals for the design of the Ghana National Museum on Slavery to be located in Cape Coast, a city off the coast of Ghana home to the Elmina Castle which was visited during President Obama’s maiden visit to Africa.

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The museum will among other things be a centre for the preservation, study, interpretation and documentation of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The support of the international community has been sought in order to give the centre an international radiance. The Smithsonian Institution Museum of African American History and Culture is a collaborator in the project as well as the British National Museum, UNESCO and a host of other museum complexes around the world.

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This state-of-the-art Museum is the cornerstone of a larger development, which in its entirety, is to serve as a global education and tourist destination and will include an international conference centre, a luxury hotel and additional venues for entertainment.

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The project to be developed by Strategic Urban Development Alliance (SUDA) LLC is estimated at $200 Million.

Architect: Adjaye Associates

Developers: SUDA llc

Cost: $200 million

Location: Cape Coast, Ghana

By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu

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