The vision of the Legacy Restoration Trust (LRT) is to establish and run a world-class institution in Benin that will serve as a model for 21st century museums. Purpose-built to house and showcase the greatest collection of ancient Benin bronzes alongside important West African cultural artefacts and contemporary artworks, the museum will serve as a centre for training and learning, fostering a new generation of Africans who will lead the curation of cultural artefacts. In addition, the LRT’s efforts serve to:
To catalyse an economic rebirth of Benin City, creating a cultural hub for West Africa where the institution, the Benin earthworks, and other cultural sites are at the heart of the exciting vision
To carry out cultural and archaeological research on the arts and culture of West Africa and the Kingdom of Benin
To bring together the best expertise in the world and requisite resources to make this vision a reality
The board is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the Trust is run in a manner consistent with best international practice. The Legacy Restoration Trust’s founding board includes:
The Advisory Committee brings together individuals from specialist organisations who provide counsel to LRT. The committee currently comprises:
Membership to be determined.