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Monday, September 30 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Preserving the legacy of Odɛɛfoɔ Owusu Amoayɛ II

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This paper explores the historical background and collectibles of a passed chief called Odɛɛfoɔ Owusu Amoayɛ II in Ashanti Region, Ghana. Arguably, the longest serving chief of Asanteman (Ashanti Region) in Ghana who reigned for sixty-eight (68) years. An in-depth interview was conducted with his sub chiefs, family members, close friends and other local informants to give a historical background of the Chief, as well as interpreting photographs and audiovisuals found in the palace.This Chief’s palace holds photographs and other audiovisual materials that are decaying. Proper and immediate methods of restoration and preservation were conducted to bring life into these materials. The oral history interview that was conducted, along with contents of the photographs and audiovisual materials hold great historical value to the people in the Chief’s community and seek to serve as educational material. This project is still in the process of acquiring and preserving historical collections related to Odɛɛfoɔ Owusu Amoayɛ II. Preliminary action suggests that the indigenous people in the community are willing to learn proper ways of preserving historical valuable materials and deposit it in various archives institutions.

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George Gyesaw

Senior Research Assistant, Institute of African Studies
George assist students, lectures and the public in their research works in relation to to African Studies at University of Ghana.He manages the J. H. Kwabena Archives audiovisual finding aid and serves as a consultant to Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Film and Video Library and Ghana... Read More →

Monday September 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm BST
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