Continued Professional Development

Training and Workshops

We provide a series of continued professional development events throughout the year, as do the Northern Ireland Museums Council, the Heritage Council, the Institute of Conservators-Restorers of Ireland, and the Network of European Museum Organisations, among others. These can be viewed in the 'Events' section of our website. 

  • Museum Basics Course

    Museum Basics is a foundation course that offers a practical introduction to the nature, context and operations of museums with the intention of providing practical examples and indicators of good practice and where and how further information can be found.

    If you are a museum or organisation interested in partnering with the IMA and hosting a course in your district in 2018/2019, contact the IMA Director of Operations, Gina O'Kelly, on office@irishmuseums.org before the 31st of October 2017.

    Due to limited availability, the IMA does currently not currently accept requests from individuals for places on the Museum Basics course.  Invitations are issued through your local authority museum, development organisation and/or Heritage or Arts Officer. Please contact these directly to request or check whether a course is being planned in your locality. 

    Click here to download a pdf of the Museums Basics brochure