Professor of African Art History
Kwaku Ofori-Ansa, through the support of the Fund for Academic Excellence Grant in previous years, has continued to work towards a Ghana Travel/Study Program to provide participants with the necessary human and material resources and intellectually stimulating environment for the acquisition of knowledge and skills relating to African visual arts and their cultural context of use. The goals of his travel program are to offer avenues for cross-cultural and multidisciplinary interactions between Howard University and the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); to afford participants the opportunity to expand their global awareness by studying cultures other than their own; and to strengthen the historic and cultural ties between the American people and the Ghanaian people and solidify the present cordial relationship towards future expansion. In order for these goals to come to fruition, Dr. Ansa was instrumental in authoring a Memorandum of Understanding between KNUST and Howard University. Dr. Ansa is expected to begin the program through which Howard University students may receive college credit during summer 2005.