Bakary Jabang, a tour guide on James Island, who also doubles as Assistant Custodian of the Juffureh Museum, has said that the museum has registered a significant success in the areas of promotion, preservation and development of arts and culture in The Gambia.
According to Mr. Jabang, the Juffureh Museum was established in 1998 with the help of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). Its establishment is geared towards the promotion, preservation and development of arts and culture in the Gambia, Africa and the world at large. He added that local and international visitors, especially tourists and researchers do storm the museum.
He noted that the museum houses documents, items and other relevant information on African traditional and cultural heritages relating to the horror of the Atlantic slave trade. “We also have pictures of many prominent freedom fighters in Africa and their biography”.