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  • Public access to Jamaica’s cultural heritage will be improved by a $96 million upgrading project to develop advanced audiovisual technology and more frequent outreach activities.
  • Details of the project are contained in the 2016/2017 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • A key objective of the project is to promote education and cultural programmes through a Mobile exhibition, highlighting the effects of natural disasters on Jamaica’s rich and unique natural history and culture, and the need to preserve it.

Public access to Jamaica’s cultural heritage will be improved by a $96 million upgrading project to develop advanced audiovisual technology and more frequent outreach activities.

The money will be used to complete the second phase of the construction and diorama for the Natural History Museum of Jamaica’s Exhibition Gallery; and complete the preparatory infrastructure works at three areas of the facility.

Work will also involve completion of the procurement process for audiovisual equipment; receive, install and configure audiovisual equipment in various locations of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica’s Exhibition Gallery; create a multimedia and animation content for a touch-screen kiosk; and commence the exhibition design phase for a Mobile Museum.

Details of the project are contained in the 2016/2017 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project, called the Revitalisation of the Institute of Jamaica, commenced in February 2015, and will last until March 2017.

So far, several of the components of the project are up to 95 per cent complete.

A key objective of the project is to promote education and cultural programmes through a Mobile exhibition, highlighting the effects of natural disasters on Jamaica’s rich and unique natural history and culture, and the need to preserve it.