Explore the Potential Benefits of the Creation of a Single Cultural Entity

Project Updates as at 31 May, 2017

Status: Not yet progressed

  • This project is inactive. At Cabinet’s direction, no activity was expected on this prior to May 2017.
  • As noted in the May 2016 Update report, Cabinet anticipated that this project would be informed by a new National Culture and Heritage Policy. The policy has now been developed and approved on Feb 21, 2017.

Estimated project completion timeline: N/A – Project has not yet been initiated.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Not yet progressed

During this reporting period the Government has carried out the first ever large scale public consultation exercise which will underpin the development of the Cayman Islands’ first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan.  Once the Policy and Plan have been finalised they will inform a project to explore the benefits of the creation of a single cultural entity (PSI23) as opposed to maintaining the National Museum, the Art Gallery and the Cultural Foundation as separate organisations. The project is not expected to be progressed  further within the first 18 months of the programme.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016

Related EY Recommendations:

32 – Merger of National Museum, Art Gallery and Cultural Foundation into one Cayman Cultural Entity


The Premier and Minister: Hon. Alden McLaughlin

Project Sponsor: Ms. Jennifer Ahearn, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): Currently there are three separate entities dealing with aspects of Caymanian cultural heritage-the National Museum, the National Gallery and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Status: Not yet progressed.   

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • As per agreed timelines, an Outline Business Case is currently scheduled to be delivered by 31 March, 2017.
  • This project will be informed by a new National Culture and Heritage Policy. The Steering Committee has been convened and the process for the policy is moving forward. 
  • The policy is scheduled for approval by the end of 2016.