Providing Adequate Care, Storage and Preservation Measures for Art Works in Senior High Schools in Ghana


George Brako-Hiapa
Joe Adu-Agyem


The study concerned itself with the care, storage and preservation measures for art works in selected Senior High Schools offering Visual Arts in Ghana. The research which is descriptive qualitative study specifically sought to identify, examine and analyse how students' art works are cared for and preserved to contribute meaningfully to the effective and efficient handling, display, storage, and preservation of art works in our schools. The study was conducted in forty Senior High Schools randomly selected from Eastern and Ashanti regions. The findings are discussed and analysed in descriptive form. The findings of the study revealed improper storage and preservation measures in almost all the schools owing to inadequate or lack of cases, supports, frames, and other display structures or facilities. Works were either kept or locked up in boxes, cabinets, sacks and bags, stacked on tables, shelves or on the ground. The results of the study largely confirm that the schools do not keep good track, care and proper preservation measures of students' art works, probably due to ignorance hence, some art works were in absolutely deplorable conditions.