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It’s seven years since the UWI Museum opened its doors; seven years during which we’ve welcomed many visitors, expanded knowledge and understanding of the university and its history of regional development, while growing the collection and curating many exhibitions and related events.

New developments await and, from August 1st 2019, these will fall under the hands of a new Curator: Dr Shani Roper, who comes to us from the Institute of Jamaica’s Museums Division, most recently Liberty Hall.
Many former University College of the West Indies (UCWI) and University of the West Indies (UWI) alumni, retirees, current staff and Campus Kids have volunteered information, images and artifacts to help in our mission. This has always been appreciated and I’m sure that you will continue in your support. You can always reach the Museum via <uwi.museum@uwimona.edu.jm> . Our collection of oral histories, presently spearheaded by Hon. Research Fellow Mark Figueroa, remains an important means of engagement as well as information collection – as we found in curating our recent major exhibition: Confrontations – UWI Student Protest & the Rodney Disturbance of 1968. Development of these recollections into an accessible research database remains an important goal. So does the further development of fledgling efforts to effectively utilize the possibilities of the digital – as well as physical – space.
Many thanks for the support of many collaborators across the university and beyond; for the support of the home team at the UWI Regional Headquarters; for the efforts of interns, volunteers and student assistants and, most recently, for the significant efforts of Museum Assistant Samantha Campbell. Stay connected everybody; Plenty more to do!
Suzanne Francis-Brown


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