In November 2019 the team from UEW Winneba, Ghana, visited the partners from Munich in Germany to learn more about the situation and the background of the project in Munich, to elaborate (and modify) existing contributions and to clarify the agenda for the years to come. Visits and talks took place at the Academy of Fine Arts, The “Museum Fünf Kontinente”, and at two secondary schools (Wittelsbacher-Gymnasium, Theresien-Gymnasium).


Within this program, a public symposium, titled “Exploring Visual Cultures – Perspectives from Ghana” took place on Wednesday November 6. The exciting lectures given by the Ghanaian colleagues allowed students and teachers from the University of Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts to gain a deeper insight into the development of the project in Ghanaian contexts.

  • Selasi Awusi Sosu: Glass through glass on glass: Exploring the poetics (LMU, Große Aula)
  • Dieter Rehm, President of the Academy of Fine Arts: Welcome
  • Ernst Wagner: Introduction to the project.
  • Eric Sakyi Nketiah: Euro-African femininity: Traditional German views of women similarly expressed in the traditional image of Ghanaian womanhood. 
  • Ebenezer Kwabena Acquah: Ghanaian art symbols and their representation: The Akan of Ghana in perspective.
  • Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel: Fashion on currency and currency of Ghanaian fashion. 
  • Patrique deGraft-Yankson: Saying it the Artist’s Way: An aesthetical discourse on selected works of art from the Department of Art Education, UEW. 
  • Joseph Gertrude Nkrumah: Clio's perspective: an interpretation of some political symbols in the Ghanaian society. 
  • Joseph Essuman: Technological intrusions in image creation and interpretation within the Ghanaian visual culture. 
  • Yaw Sekyi-Baidoo: Art, symbol and philosophy – A study of selected Ghanaian wax print designs