Gov't looking to establish iconic museum

February 09, 2017
The Jolly Boys performing at Grounation Mento.

The Government is looking to identify a suitable space for the establishment of an iconic music museum and performing arts centre in Kingston.

Culture Minister Olivia Grange said the ministry is working with UNESCO's Creative City Steering Committee, the Urban Development Corporation, and the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation on the initiative.

She said that efforts will also be made to collaborate with other creative cities across the world. Kingston was designated a creative city of music by UNESCO on December 11, 2015.

The minister's remarks came in a message read by the Gillian Wilkinson McDaniel, director of entertainment, policy and monitoring in the ministry, at the recent launch of the 2017 Grounation series at the Institute of Jamaica, downtown Kingston.

Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum's flagship education and cultural community outreach programme. This year's series is being observed under the theme: 'Mento: Is How de Music Sweet So'.

Grounation will be held each Sunday in the month of February, at the Institute of Jamaica's lecture hall.

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