Tsey, D. & Kemevor, A. K. (2018). Meaning of artefacts in Asogli Traditional Area: Views from residents

The creation and production of meaningful artefacts for trade and tourism is one way by which accelerated industrialisation could be achieved in Africa. This could first be realised through knowledge acquisition and skills development. The research sought to gather information about what residents in Asogli Traditional Area in the Volta Region of Ghana know about their own artefacts, and to identify interpretation challenges regarding them. The knowledge acquired from the results will guide artists and other creators of works of art and enable them to produce highly impressive pieces of artefacts that offer better understanding for the target audience. Questionnaire as a tool was employed for data gathering while the purposive sampling technique was adopted in the study. The research revealed that only 19.2% of residents understand the meaning of artefacts in Asogli because of lack of supporting literature and other forms of publicity. Most artefacts are practically seen as objects of decoration. It was, therefore, recommended that for the residents and the outside world to acquire knowledge on the artefacts, art and culture symposia should be organised frequently by the local authorities, and brochures or magazines showing pictures of the artefacts and their meanings should be published occasionally and distributed among residents, hotels and libraries for proper education, to generate the expected excitement among all.

Meaning of artefacts in Asogli Traditional Area: Views from residents

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