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Cayman Islands, KY1-1201
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Arts & Museums
The Cayman Islands National Museum is dedicated to the preservation, research and dissemination of all aspects of the Caymanian heritage for present and future generations. In 1990, after years of planning, artifact conservation, and exhibit design, the Cayman Islands National Museum opened to the public in the Old Courts Building. The Museum can trace its roots to the 1930's when Mr. Ira Thompson began collecting Caymanian artifacts as a hobby. In 1979, the government purchased Mr. Ira's collection which became the nucleus of the National Museum collection. Today, the Museum's collection contains over 4,000 items ranging from tiny coins to a 14 foot catboat; natural history specimens to rare documents. Established as a place of learning and enjoyment, the Museum provides residents and visitors with a rich understanding of the Caymanian heritage through its exhibits and special activities.
The National Gallery, founded in 1996, focuses all its energy on spotlighting Caymanian art. In addition to sponsoring local artists' trips abroad, the gallery hosts six to eight exhibitions every year here at its headquarters. The place is also home to an impressive permanent collection, a modest gift shop and the beloved art library. See website for visitor info, event calendar, virtual galleries, educational programs, mission statement and more.
Cathy Church has the best duty free prices on digital cameras and offers expert and friendly help. Cruise the gallery of beautiful underwater images or try your hand with some of world's best underwater photography instruction. Cathy's shop is located at Sunset House Resort with underwater photography services including weddings, private video and still photos taken while you dive.