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Africa: 2023 Africa Day – Google Launches Six New Pocket Art Galleries, YouTube Playlist

Some partners include the Yemisi Shyllon Museum and Terra Kulture from Nigeria

To commemorate Africa Day (25 May), an event that marks the founding of the African Union and celebrates the continent’s quest for unity; Google is unveiling a range of programs and activities to celebrate the continent’s diverse cultural heritage.

The initiative will also provide opportunities for people worldwide to experience and engage with the creativity and richness of Africa.

Among the programs is the addition of six new pocket galleries on Google Arts & Culture, curated by esteemed partners from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa; these pocket galleries offer an immersive experience of virtual exhibitions.

They also provide a 360-degree view of artworks and artefacts, effectively allowing people to step into the heart of Africa’s cultural scene from wherever they are.


Partners include the Yemisi Shyllon Museum and Terra Kulture from Nigeria, the Mohamed Amin Foundation and National Museums of Kenya, and the University of Pretoria from South Africa.

Google says each partner will present unique exhibitions celebrating their respective regions, providing a diverse exploration of Africa’s rich cultural heritage.

In previous years, YouTube Music has held the Africa Day Concert, showcasing present and next-generation African music talents.

This year, YouTube Music will unveil an AfricaDay playlist featuring popular and trending songs from various African artists.