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#IMACoffeeBreak: Online during quarantine: how are you using digital archives and engagement?

22 April | 12:00 - 12:40

Irish Museums Association

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During this period of closure, museums are using digital infrastructure and diverse online platforms to open up their collections and exhibitions to their audiences. Can this process enhance the value of collections by making them more accessible? This session will be about sharing IMA members' digital strategies around collections, resources and how their content is being captured, shared, and interpreted. 

Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist at Trinity College Dublin, will kick off the session by sharing the college’s vision of a new digital research entity, the ‘Virtual Trinity Library’, plus examples of similar initiatives such as Europeana and Digital Public Library of America. Followed by a short Q&A, participants will be asked to share how they are using Digital tools to share and provide access and engagement with their collections and assets during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

This session will be hosted by Ian Brunswick, IMA board member (Head of Programming, Science Gallery Dublin) on Wednesday 22 April 2020, 12pm (noon).


These weekly gatherings of colleagues aim to provide connectivity between IMA members, allow you to share information and strategies, exchange ideas, and - most importantly - support each other during these difficult circumstances. 

The IMA Virtual Coffee Breaks are open to IMA members only (Individual members and staff from Institutional and Museum members). We have limited capacity at each session so please book early by logging in to your/your museum's account to avoid disappointment. Should you have difficulties using our membership system, please contact

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