The Bisa Aberwa Museum is created to be one of the largest sculptural representations in clay, wood, cement, paintings and photographs of personalities whose sacrifices have shaped African history, both within the continent and the diaspora.
It has about 2,200 artefacts, sculptural pieces and photographs of heroes of the African struggle and the African American Civil Rights Movement as well as other Black personalities in the French, Portuguese and Spanish Caribbean.
Bisa Aberwa Museum houses one of the world’s largest private collections of artefacts, sculpture and audio-visual representations of the African story.
The Bisa Aberwa Museum is the brainchild of Mr Kwaw Ansah, one of Africa’s most respected award-winning filmmakers, founder and first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TV Africa Limited, is dedicated to preserving the history of the Black Race, promoting African values and celebrating Pan African heroes.
The specimens on display are about personalities whose sacrifices have helped shape African history, both within the continent and the diaspora.
They capture events within the slave dungeons in Africa, the toils of the Africans on the slave plantations and highlights of the Civil Rights Movement culminating in the election of the first African American as President of the United States of America.
The museum also contains documented stories of distinguished personalities such as Dr Esther Ocloo, Paa Grant, Nana Kobina Nketsia IV, A.S. Blay and Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Bisa Aberwa Museum was formally inaugurated by the First Lady @rakufoaddo at a ceremony attended by government officials and traditional rulers on July 28, 2019.
The Museum is a product of collections started about 40 years ago with the main purpose of allowing generations of Ghanaian to know more about the past so that they could make informed decisions.
Bisa Aberwa is located at Nkontompo, a suburb of Sekondi/Takoradi in the Western Region near the Effie Nkwanta Hospital.
- Bisa Aberwa Museum is managed by a Board of Trustees made up of:
- Mr. Kwaw Paintsil Ansah – Chairman
- Nana Kobina Nketsia V (Omanhen of Essikado) – Vice Chairman
- Prof. Kofi Asare Opoku (Emeritus Professor in African Studies)
- Mr. Akwasi Agyeman (Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority)
- Mr. Nathanya Yehuda Halevi (Director of PANAFEST) (Representing Diaspora Africans)
- Ambassador William Azumah Awinador-Kanyrige (Retired Diplomat/ Consultant)
- Professor Kofi Agyekum (Dean of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon)
- Professor Kodzo Bright Gavua (Archaeologist, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon)
- Mr. Nat Nunoo Amarteifio (Architect)
- Mr. Akunu Dake (Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Development)
- Madam Yvette Adounvo Atekpe – (Regional Managing Director, Internet Solutions)
- Madam Gyasiwa Aba Paintsil-Ansah (Entrepreneur, former General Manager, TV Africa)
- Mr. Frank Davies (Legal practitioner) and
- Mr. Enimil Ashon (Executive Director of the Centre for Communication & Culture) – Member/Board Secretary.
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