During the 2023 International Museum Day (IMD) event hosted at the CBN headquarters in Abuja, Mr. Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, Deputy Governor of the Operations Directorate of the CBN, unveiled an upcoming project to create a virtual museum.
Mr. Shonubi emphasized the numerous advantages associated with museums, such as cultural enrichment and the promotion of understanding, cooperation, and peace among people. The development of a virtual currency museum marks an important stride in expanding access to cultural heritage and fostering global connections.
The collaboration between the CBN and Google signifies the growing importance of technology in enhancing museum experiences and ensuring the preservation of culture.
Through this virtual reality museum, individuals worldwide will have the opportunity to engage with and appreciate the CBN’s currency collection, nurturing a deeper sense of cultural appreciation and comprehension.
This endeavor marks a significant achievement in the digital transformation of museum experiences, providing a platform for the global community to connect with and explore Nigeria’s abundant cultural heritage.
“Thanks to technology, the Central Bank of Nigeria Currency Museum is in collaboration working in collaboration with Google and our in-house Information Technology Department (|TD) to establish a Virtual Reality Museum.
“This is an approach to connect with the global world for the public to sit back and relax within their comfort zone and view the artifacts on display.
“Museums, Sustainability and Well-being is a theme designed to link Museums in making sure that our environments are sustained globally to make the world a better place, and thus its choice by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) as the theme for the 2023
“Museums are an informal means through which knowledge can be shared on so many levels, as Museums have no age barrier. “The displays in the Museums are designed to appeal to any audience irrespective of age, ethnic group or gender and there should be no diversity irrespective of where you are coming from.
“The event this year is unique as the Central Bank of Nigeria is celebrating Museum Day since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020”, he explained.