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Institute of Jamaica hosts week long Open House

April 17, 2014

History is no longer just something students read about in a textbook, but history comes alive through exhibitions mounted by the Institute of Jamaica, which will be having its Open House for public sector workers at its  locations in downtown Kingston.

From April 22-25 public sector workers will have the opportunity to view all our current exhibitions at the East Street complex, the National Gallery and the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, without charge. In addition to tours, there will be special events including talks with museum professionals about the work of the Institute of Jamaica. 

Several activities have been planned for the week such as movie showing, Earth Day Competition Awards ceremony and Exhibition talks.  Public sector workers will be able to benefit from free group tours, which must be booked in advance. 

The Open House is a precursor to the Saturday opening at the IOJ East Street complex which starts May 3, with a family day with many activities for adults and children.  Through our exhibitions, the IOJ, as guardian of Jamaica’s tangible and intangible heritage uses the past to build the future.

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General Contact:  Durrant Pate; Director Development and Public Relations, Institute of Jamaica; E-mail: Contact Us/Feedback, Phone: 1.876.922.0620, Ext: 327; Cell: 276 – 7516

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), Jamaica’s premier cultural organisation was established in 1879 by Sir Anthony Musgrave, then Governor of Jamaica. Located at 10-16 East Street Kingston, the IOJ is led by its mandate, “For the Encouragement of Literature, Science and Art in Jamaica” The Institute has responsibility for the Natural History Museum of Jamaica, National Museum Jamaica, National Gallery of Jamaica, African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica /Jamaica Memory Bank, Liberty Hall, Junior Centres (Programmes Coordination) and the latest addition being the Jamaica Music Museum.