New boss for Rwanda national museum


(eTN) Mr. Alphonse Umulisa took office last week following his appointment by the government and is now at the helm of the institute of national museums in Kigali, replacing long-serving Prof. Celestin Kanimba.

The minister for culture and sports also used his presence to, at the same time when introducing the new director general, launch the recently-appointed board of directors of the institution. The board of 7 members is headed by Dr. Ivan Twagirishema, notably with Ms. Rica Rwigamba on the team, who is also in charge of tourism and conservation within the structure of the Rwanda Development Board.

The institute of national museums presently oversees 7 facilities across the country, all of which have been receiving growing visitors numbers as a result of promoting culture and history to visiting tourists, whose travel itineraries regularly include museum and national monument site visits.