Institute of Jamaica


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 Nominations –


Nominate your candidate for the 2023 Musgrave Medal Awards! Deadline has been extended to May 31, 2023. Biographical notes or curriculum vitae with contact details are to be included. Click below to submit online.

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What’s On @ IOJ in October 2023

 Join us for our exciting events and activities in October.

Contact Us

Visit Our Online Services

In addition to visiting us at our physical Museums, Libraries and Gallery spaces, we offer virtual access to them as well. Tour our Virtual Exhibitions and use our Library Catalogues for FREE!

Tour our Virtual Exhibitions
Virtual Museum
Browse our five (5) online Libraries.
Online Libraries
Buy our publications online.
Buy Publications