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Gidan Makama Museum is one of the 32 Museums under the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria. It is located in the heart of Kano, opposite the Emir’s Palace. Gidan Makama (Makama’s House) is both a National Monument and a Museum. It is known for its traditional architectural excellence with its outstanding historical and ethnographic collections on Kanawa civilisation and Hausa land in general. It was built in the 15th Century AD by Emir Abdullahi Burja, as residential complex for Rumfa, his grandson. Prince Rumfa was later appointed the Makaman Kano, Heir Apparent to the Emir.

This explains why the house is referred to as Gidan Makama, though some prefer to refer to the complex as Gidan Rumfa. When Rumfa moved to his new Palace, the subsequent Makamas continued to use the complex as their official residence, a situation that more or less persists today. The complex was split into three. The Western section houses the Museum, the central area is used by the Makama while the eastern section houses two educational Institutions, each with their own centre of focus. Galleries include the Zaure in the main entrance, with displays of traditional materials, city walls and maps of Kano, the history of statehood, Kano in the 19th century, the Civil War, economy, industry and music.

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