In memoriam: Dr. Joseph Eboreime
The World Heritage Centre wishes to pay tribute to Dr. Joseph Eboreime, a leading personality of world cultural heritage in Africa who passed away on Wednesday 27 October.
Dr. Joseph Eboreime was the pioneer Director of Monuments, Heritage and Sites of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) of Nigeria.
He was a respected heritage professional who garnered recognition both locally and internationally through his work in heritage conservation and management and mentored many African heritage professionals on the continent. He was the first Nigerian Focal Point for UNESCO's World Heritage programme.
Dr. Eboreime recorded far-reaching achievements in the heritage field by successfully leading the teams that prepared the nomination dossiers for the inscription of Sukur Cultural Landscape and Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove (Nigeria) on the UNESCO World Heritage List. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, museum and the international community.