10 East St. Kingston, Jamaica

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As we reopen, we are putting safety first. COVID-19 vaccination and masks are no longer required for entry, but strongly recommended for all visitors.
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The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), through its various cultural entities, engages the public in different ways. Established in 1879, IOJ keeps its core offerings relevant and relatable.

Educational Exhibitions

Exhibitions displaying the substance, creativity, and reslience of our people and country. From the people before us to who we have become.

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Signature Events

Lectures, Seminars, Concerts, Ceremonies, Symposia and Festivals – IOJ events are for everyone.

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Journals, Books and Catalogues by IOJ

IOJ publishes several journals, books and catalogues through its various cultural entities. Check out its flagship publication – the Jamaica Journal.

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Musgrave Medal Awards 
Nomination Form

The Musgrave medal is one of the oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and was awarded for the first time in 1897. It was introduced as a memorial to Sir Anthony Musgrave, who founded the IOJ during his tenure as Governor of Jamaica between 1877 and 1883.

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The Institute of Jamaica’s YouTube Channel, displays our treasures in video content, geared towards the “Encouragement of Literature, Science and Art”.

Creating Museum Connections

Our Outreach Teams, through the various Museums, connect with primary, secondary and teritary Institutions to educate and highlight Jamaica’s National Treasures.