School of African Heritage
EPA, which has the status of an international organisation, is located in Porto-Novo, Benin. It is a postgraduate university institution, specialised in the preservation and promotion of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. It trains heritage professionals from 26 sub-Saharan African countries.
The School's mission at first was aimed in priority at conservation, management and mediation of collections of African museums. EPA then diversified its activities by targeting libraries and archives, then immovable and intangible cultural heritage.
Since its creation in 1998, EPA has trained more than 1200 African heritage professionals, carried out more than 220 activities, mounted 4 exhibitions, organised an international conference, published more than 50 reports, one newsletter, the proceedings of one conference, two tourism guides and 10 Web sites, and carried out 4 surveys.
EPA is a self-financed institution which receives support from a variety of funders.
Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA
01 BP 2205, Porto-Novo - Benin
Tel.: (229) 20 21 48 38
Fax.: (229) 20 21 21 09