Museums

Cape Coast Slavery Museum / Adjaye Associates

  • Architect:Adjaye Associates
  • Location:Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Date:Current
  • Client:Strategic Urban Development Alliance

Cape Coast Slavery Museum

Cape Coast Slavery Museum – Description from Adjaye Associates.

Situated near the Cape Coast Castle – formerly used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade – the new Cape Coast Slavery Museum is a careful response to this historic building and an engaging forum within which to understand and learn about Ghanaian history.

Perspective from the beach. Courtesy of Adjaye Associates.
Perspective from the beach. Courtesy of Adjaye Associates.

The museum programme will address this heritage, while also exploring the influence of Ghanaian culture on the diaspora.

Significantly, President Barack Obama visited Cape Coast Castle in 2010, raising the global profile of the site. Set on the Cape Coast shoreline, the design concept combines a powerful sense of history with a response to the views and the climate.

Courtesy of Adjaye Associates.
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates.

 

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