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Utilizing the objects within our Collection, our programmes are aimed at heightening public awareness of Jamaica’s rich history and heritage and address the ways in which history informs our contemporary social life.


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The Institute of Jamaica boasts a total of six major and miscellaneous collections.
The oldest of these reflects on the socio-economic and political characteristics of the Tainos – Jamaica’s first people.

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The Museums of History and Ethnography disseminates information to the public by mounting temporary exhibitions from the National Collections which houses over 17,000 artefacts. Some of our exhibitions include


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