National Museum director Albert S. Markeh, has disclosed that the People’s Republic of China has pledged to build a new National Museum for Liberia at a cost of US$1.5 million.
Director Markeh said China’s pledge was in response to appeals made through the media to the Liberian Government and the international community for assistance to construct a new museum.
He said the construction of the new building was necessary to replace the current dilapidated National Museum building on Broad Street that was constructed in 1862.
He said since its construction the museum has not undergone major renovation.
Markeh told the Liberia News Agency on Thursday that when completed, the new museum will include a cafeteria, lecture room, show room, parking lot and an elderly and physically challenged section for recreation.
Meanwhile, Markeh has disclosed plans to launch an awareness campaign to educate Liberians on the importance of the museum.