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About The Museum

Once established, national museums in Nigeria became the sole responsibility of government. Museums therefore became synonymous with government patronage. Other attempts that were made at establishing museums had also been at different government levels. The collective input and impact of these non-national museums have remained only marginal. In most cases, they have had little or no recognition even within their own geographical locations.

Until 1983, there were few indigenous efforts at patronage for the visual arts, but there were no coordinated attempts to re-educate the audience and focus their interest not just on the heritage art but also on the contemporary.

On 11 May 1893, DIDI Museum was officially inaugurated within the private house of the founder, Dr Newton Jibunoh.