ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Curator of the National Museum of Jamaica, David Stimpson, says the Montego Bay Cultural Centre is now the place to have an up-close-and-personal experience with Jamaican culture and artefacts.
Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ at the agency’s Union Street, Montego Bay Regional Office, on Monday, Stimpson said the museum has two spaces at the civic centre, focusing on Jamaica’s history and tradition, particularly in the western region.
“It goes back to the time of the Tainos, going through the Spanish settlements, the British and colonial periods. It showcases exhibitions up to Independence, and even up to what is happening today,” Stimpson pointed out.
He noted that one of the highlights of the centre is the “Rastafari” exhibition, which was opened in Kingston in 2013 and attracted a lot of international visitors.