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Jamaican Museums

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The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), established in 1879 was the first organization of its kind in the Caribbean. Founded by the then governor, Sir Anthony Musgrave “for the encouragement of Literature, Science and Art”. “Once the sole agency for the promotion and preservation of Jamaican culture, there are now some 20 registered museums on the Island, and even more unregistered smaller focused museums”, states Dr. Rebecca Tortello in her article: “Pieces of the Past”. Join us in the Back Yard as the “Labrish” continues to explore the fascinating history of Jamaica through these very interesting and important institutions that support the preservation and rich diverse culture of Jamaica: “Land We Love” Join the labrish! www.backyardlabrish.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Windows Live™ Hotmail®: Celebrate the moment with your favorite sports pics. Check it out.

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