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The UWI Museum, occupies a space just to the left of the lobby in the UWI’s Regional Headquarters building, situated opposite the main Queen’s Gate entrance to the Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. The building is designed by Architect Bob Fowler.

It would be hard to get more up front and centre than that.

Take a look. This visitor is coming up the Mona Road and under the aqueduct by the Mona Reservoir:

We have just around 1600 square feet of space, at present configured as one open exhibition area. The idea is to differentiate the space into (1) a more-or-less permanent UWI exhibition, and (2) an area where we can mount changing exhibitions on the university, its regional context, and relevant connections. The Institute of Jamaica helped us conceptualise how that might be done. Here are some images:

UWI MUSEUM DETAIL PLAN. Image courtesy of Institute of Jamaica

Proposed UWI Museum Layout. Image courtesy of Institute of Jamaica.

The Mona location of the museum and the UWI Regional HQ reflects the fact that this was the founding campus of the university, which opened its doors to students in 1948. St Augustine in Trinidad & Tobago became UWI’s second campus in 1960 and the Barbados campus at Cave Hill was launched in 1963. The Open Campus, a virtual learning environment, brings the UWI footprint to Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts/Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, The Bahamas, and most recently, Bermuda.

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