News from the Irish Museums sector


Part of our remit as the main resource for professionals in the museums sector across Ireland is to share infomation on developments, providing a communications channel for the museum community and those seeking information on museum practice. 

Through the dissemination of national and international developments in museum practice and standards we aim to provide a platform for debate and advocacy through shared expertise and knowledge. 

You can send us your news for inclusion on the IMA website via the 'Submit news' link in the sidebar. News items received before the end of each month will be circulated in the following month’s e-bulletin.

Please note that news items must be aimed at a professional museum audience rather than public exhibitions or events aimed at the wider public. We may publish news items related to reports and publications directly under our 'resources' section. 


EMYA 2021 open for applications

10 Dec 2019

The European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) 2021 are now open for applications....


European Commission funding deadlines for museums

10 Dec 2019

Funding deadlines for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ in first quarter of 2020....


Funded PhD Opportunity, Ulster University & Irish Museums Association

22 Nov 2019

The Irish Museums Association and Ulster University's project ‘The EU and the museum: an investigation of cross-border museum projects in Ireland’ has been deemed eligible for a NBCDTP Collaborative Doctoral Award....