Hassoum Ceesay

Hassoum Ceesay is a Gambian historian, writer and museum curator at the Gambia National Museum.

He is one of the sharpest and most prolific Gambian historians. He continued to Canada’s Saint Mary”s University, in the Nova Scotia capital of Halifax, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999. He was the features editor at The Daily Observer newspaper in Banjul and editorial writer from 1999 to 2006.

He was curator of The Gambia National Museum from 1999 to 2008, curating numerous art and ethnography exhibitions.

He gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, in 2003. From January 2008 to August 2008 he was Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director of the Press Office for President Jammeh.

In 2009 he gained a Master of Arts in African History from the University of the Gambia. In 2010 he was Lead Researcher on a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization study of cultural rights in the Gambia.

He is currently Director of the Copyright office, The Gambia.

Hassoum is credited for the establishment of the newly created Copyright Collecting Society of The Gambia. Hassoum Ceesay is a well-known face on Gambian television, where he frequently speaks on history topics and issues.