The National Museum Jamaica disseminates information to the public by mounting temporary exhibitions from the National Collections which houses over 17,000 artefacts. Some of our exhibitions include:
Quake: 1907 – Before, During and After – This exhibition commemorated the centenary of the 1907 earthquake. This was mounted in January 2007, with a special emphasis on Kingston.
Modern Interiors. Jamaican Style 20th Century Furniture in Jamaica is an examination of the historical development of furniture making in Jamaica in the 20th century.
“War…Lest We Forget”curated by the National Museum Jamaica staff runs concurrently with “From War to Windrush” and is dedicated to the memory of Jamaica’s unsung heroes, those who gave their lives in the wars and others who came back to make contributions to the rebuilding of a modern Jamaica.
Jamaica 50:Constructing a Nation showcase artifacts that show the birth of Jamaica’s independence since 1962. Jamaica 50 also commemorates Jamaica as being a sovereign nation from colonial rule as well as exploring the struggle to construct a truly independent nation.
The Rastafari exhibition was launched in July 2013. It explores, celebrate and document one of the world’s most significant social and religious movements. It’s built on elements of Discovering Rastafari an exhibition launched in 2007 by the Smithsonian Institution, while our exhibition Rastafari, notably details the Mansions and Livity of the culture.