Centres for National Culture - Ashanti Region - Ghana

Genre : Cultural centre
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Fine arts, Photo, Literature, Dance, Arts and crafts
Ashanti Region

The late Dr. Kyerematen saw and realized that Ghana's rich Cultural Heritage was sadly and painfully being engulfed by foreign particularly Western Culture and there was the urgent need to preserve the Ghanaian Culture in a more concrete and monumental forms like Museums, Craft Villages, Cultural Centres among many others for posterity. Prempeh II and the Asanteman Council supported Dr. Kyerematen to give birth to the ‘Cultural Centre' which was then christened the "Ashanti Cultural Centre".

The name Ashanti Cultural Centre remained so until 1963, when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who was then brimming with the spirit of Nationalism and also seeing the potential value of the Centre with the full support of the stakeholders nationalized the Centre and renamed it "Ghana National Cultural Centre".

The Kumasi Centre is now called the Centre for National Culture, as indeed are the other Cultural Inner Perimeter of the Prempah II MuseumCentres in the other Regions of Ghana. It is nonetheless considered as the show piece and model for the other Centres. This is due to its vastness coupled with the aesthetic and scenic beauty and the numerous facilities and structures.
Currently, the Centre is being manned by highly-trained and skilled professionals. The Directorate is made up of the Director, Deputy Directors and a Chief Accountant, being ably supported by a Management team of Heads of Departments and a dedicated and committed staff. This Award winning and well maintained Centre for National Culture in Kumasi is a must see by every visitor to Ghana.

The rich cultural heritage of Ghana stands out as envy of most countries. Visitors to the country are first struck by its valuable artistic features. This has made some foreigners refer to Ghana as the'Centre of Africa' and the city and people that are widely recognized as the Centre and seat of the nations Cultural Heritage are Ashantis and Kumasi.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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