Conference Archive

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  • 2018 Annual Conference - Collecting the 'now'.

    Date: 10 May - 11 May 2018 Location: RDS, Dublin

    The Irish Museums Association (IMA) annual conference was held at the RDS Dublin on 10 and 11 May 2018, under the title Collecting the 'Now'. Please note these are rescheduled dates.

  • 2017 Annual Conference - Cultural Tourism and the Contemporary Museum

    Date: 03 March - 04 March 2017 Location:

    The 2017 IMA Annual Conference, 'Cultural Tourism and the Contemporary Museum' took place in Galway (Town Hall Theatre) on 3 and 4 March 2017, in association with Galway City Museum.

  • 2016 Annual Conference - Museums for Society: Towards a Cultural Democracy

    Date: 29 February - 31 July 2019 Location:

    The 2016 Annual Conference - Museums for Society: Towards a Cultural Democracy took place at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, on 26 - 28 February.

  • 2015 Annual Conference - Museums in Society: Navigating Public Policy

    Date: 13 December - Location:

    The 2015 Annual Conference - Museums in Society: Navigating Public Policy was held on Friday 27 February - Sunday 1 March 2015 at the Ulster Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast.

  • 2014 Annual Conference - Museums and Memory: Challenging Histories

    Date: 21 February - 23 February 2014 Location:

    The Annual Conference 2014 took place on 21-23 February in City Hall, Waterford, courtesy of Waterford Museum of Treasures.

  • 2013 Annual Conference - The Porous Museum

    Date: 21 February - 24 February 2013 Location:

    In 2013 the Annual Conference took place in Kilkenny Castle on the theme 'The Porous Museum: Making Connections, Building Partnerships'. The conference followed the national emphasis that was placed on the Irish diaspora in 2013 - enacting its own 'gathering' of professionals that recognized and promoted the powerful networks and...

  • 2012 Annual Conference: Rising to the Challenge

    Date: 24 February - 26 February 2012 Location: Limerick

    In times of national economic stress, the provision of cultural and heritage sector support can seem like a luxury. There are many fractures in the structure of our society. Unemployment rates continue to rise, people are losing their homes and health services are being curtailed.

  • 2011 Annual Conference: The Way Forward: Sustainability and the Museum

    Date: 25 February - 27 February 2011 Location: Drogheda, Co. Louth

    In 2011 The Annual Conference took place in the Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth on the theme of 'The Way Forward: Sustainability and the Museum'

  • 2010 Annual Conference: Museum Exhibitions - from ideas to opening

    Date: 26 February - 28 February 2010 Location: Killarney, Co. Kerry

    In 2010 The Annual Conference took place in Killarney on the theme of 'Museum Exhibitions - from ideas to opening' and covered the theory and practice behind exhibitions, audiences, content, touring and buildings. Speakers included Dr Peter Crowther (Ulster Museum), Professor Fintan Cullen (Nottingham University), Andy Horn (Birmingham Museums and...

  • 2009 Annual Conference: The Museum: A Dialogue in Shared Histories and Common Heritage

    Date: 27 February - 01 March 2009 Location: Derry/Londonderry

    In 2009 the Annual Conference was held in the City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry. This conference discussed how the common ground of heritage and history has the potential to encourage museums to depart from tradition and embrace different ways of thinking, working and developing ideas.