Persons Encouraged to Donate Sport Artifacts for Proposed Museum

Olivia Grange

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange is encouraging persons in possession of sport artifacts and memorabilia to donate them to the collection for the proposed National Sport Museum.

“(It can be) any little thing – a poster, an invitation – anything at all that relates to the journey that Jamaica has made in our sports development and in the various international exploits that we have experienced in sports,” she said.

Grange was speaking at the opening ceremony for a three-day Digital Asset Workshop, at the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC) in Kingston, on Tuesday (March 26).

She stressed that even if persons do not believe the items are important, they should still bring them out. “We are waiting to collect them from you,” the Minister said, adding that donors will be acknowledge.

In the meantime, the Sport Minister welcomed the workshop, noting that it represents one of the fundamental steps along the way to the establishment of the National Sport Museum.

She reminded that the museum is a legacy project, which remains a national priority of the Government.

“The National Sport Museum will serve as a knowledge bank, collecting and documenting all material pertinent to Jamaicans who have primarily dedicated their lives as athletes and support personnel,” she said.

The Minister informed that the Government is in discussion with the CPTC to use studio space to stage periodic exhibitions of artefacts now in the National Sport Museum Collection.