The Museum

The Institute of African Studies Museum has in its holding about two thousand ethnographic works largely from Ghana. These include objects representing the culture of Ghana including economy, domestic life, religion and medicine, adornment, politics and power objects and regalia. These have been expressed in materials such as clay, wood, plant fibre, textiles, animal skin and leather, metals, and composite materials. The museum currently has a permanent exhibition titled "Kuduo: the Akan Art of Brass Casting." The museum presently has one assistant.

Dr Labi has curated exhibitions at the University of Ghana campus including a "A Panorama of Ghanaian Art," and others in Sekondi-Takoradi and Kumasi including "From Villages to Twin-City: The Socio-Economic And Cultural Transformation of Sekondi And Takoradi Villages, Sekondi, and a mobile exhibition "Twentieth Century Asante Kings: Power, Pomp and Pageantry; Continuity and Change in Asante Kingship," in Kumasi and Accra and others in Malawi and Zimbabwe National Museums.