10 East St. Kingston, Jamaica
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Welcome to the
INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA 

Although our physical locations are closed to the public, in support of the Government of Jamaica's measures to curtail the spread of COVID -19, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport announced that effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, all cultural entities including museums and galleries run by the government, will remain closed.
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ENGAGE IOJ!

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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Curator’s Pick 

Curator’s Pick is a weekly feature highlighting an artefact from the national collection of Jamaica’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage held at one of our six musuems.

This week we feature a “Monkey Jar” selected by National Museum  Jamaica.

The Monkey Jar was used for storing, cooling and carrying water
In some rural areas, stones thought to have been created when lightning bolts had hit the earth were placed in the jars to help in cooling stored water

The use of the Monkey Jar dates back to the 17th century.The Monkey Jar was used for storing, cooling and carrying water
In some rural areas, stones thought to have been created when lightning bolts had hit the earth were placed in the jars to help in cooling stored water
The use of the Monkey Jar dates back to the 17th century. 
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Visit our
YouTube page!

The Institute of Jamaica’s YouTube page displays the IOJ’s treasures in video content that is geared towards the “Encoragement of Literature, Science and Art”. There you will find live and recorded cultural events.

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 Outreach Programme

The IOJ traverses Jamaica on a mission to educate each Jamaican, and person that touches our shores about the country’s most valuable treasure– our heritage and culture. Each year, thousands are impacted by this service which includes a mobile exhibit on various subjects.

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More than a MUSEUM.
Facilities Rentals Available!

Do you need spaces to rent? Book now one or more of the following:
– Auditorium (300 seats)
– Computer and Language Labs
– Multimedia Production Studio
– Multipurpose interactive spaces

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