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Museum of Bubaque

The "Padre Biasutti" Museum of Bubaque began functioning in 2009. The museum's collection is comprised of dozens of items collected over the years by Fr. Luigi Scantamburlo, an Italian missionary and specialist in the Bijagos' languages and anthropology, who has resided in the archipelago since 1975.

In the words of the museum's caretaker, Prof. Luigia Maria Lavazza, “the objects of everyday use on display in the Museum show the simplicity of life in Bijago villages. The adornments and masks worn during ritual dances testify to their tradition. The cultural objects demonstrate the union between art and the sacred. This union, which Bijago art represents mainly through its sacred 'Orebok' sculptures, is typical of African art.”

The museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00.

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The sponsor

The Museum of Bubaque is dedicated to Father Arturo Biasutti, founder of the Catholic Mission of Bubaque and a great student and defender of Guinean Creole, having edited a Creole dictionary with more than 15,000 words in 1982.

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