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. 


Seven museums awarded MSPI accreditation

18 May 2020

The CEO of the Heritage Council of Ireland, Virginia Teehan, has announced MSPI accreditation for seven museums and maintenance of accreditation for a further four....


Dublin Castle Call for Objects: Material Culture in the Time of Coronavirus

18 May 2020

Museums are not about display; they are about debate. Dublin Castle invite you to enter the conversation and submit the image of an object that represents YOUR current experience. Deadline: 1 June 2020....

Sectoral issues

Planning for reopening

1 May 2020

As museums reopen to the public on the 20 July, we have gathered some examples of approaches from colleagues across Europe to assist you in planning....