Jacob Nii Marley

Jacob is a Ghanaian Ph.D. student studying Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Ghana.

His MA dissertation titled Kpa Music as a Medium of Social Resistance Among the La was focused on how traditional music is used in archiving history and fighting against social vices in a coastal community in Ghana. Jacob’s current research interest is in the use of 3D documentation and Virtual Reality in democratizing museum exhibitions and improving access to collections.

Since 2017, Jacob has served as a technical assistant at the A. G. Leventis Digital Resource Centre for African Culture at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies (University of Ghana). He is also an alumnus of the British Museum summer training programme (ITP 2019) and his partner placement was at the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.