A Department of Archaeology was first founded in 1951 at University College of the Gold Coast. It encompassed Achimota College’s teaching collection, an eclectic assemblage developed principally by colonial administrators. It was this collection that was eventually incorporated into a newly founded National Museum in 1953. A separate building for the National Museum opened in 1957.
In 1952 Reading Museum and Art Gallery disposed of parts of its collection to the University of Ghana's Department of Archaeology, whose collection went on to become part of the founding collection of the National Museum of Ghana. Amongst the material sent were a few items excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund and the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.
Morfini, I. 2016. An Egyptian collection held in the National Museum in Accra. Göttinger Miszellen 249: 125–29