A new museum in Ghana is exciting people across the world. The Pan African Heritage Museum will open in August 2023. TIME Magazine said it will be one of the world's top 100 places to visit. It will have exhibits, galleries and a theatre. TIME called it an important place for people "interested in connecting with Africa's history and its people's heritage". Ghana's president said the museum will be a "place for all the looted cultural artefacts of our continent, which are housed in foreign museums and which will be returned to us". A digital version of the museum is now online.
The man who thought of the idea for the museum is Kojo Acquah Yankah. He was once a cabinet minister. He said the idea came after seeing 5,000 people of African descent at the 375th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in the USA. He said: "This inspired me to create the museum to unite Africans and people of African descent." He added: "The museum is special because it's the only one bringing all African heritage together under one roof." There are fewer than 2,000 museums in Africa, compared with over 30,000 in Europe and the USA.