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. 


Dublin museums, galleries and cultural attractions to close from midnight, Friday 18 September.

18 Sep 2020

The Government of Ireland has announced today (Friday) that all museums, galleries and cultural attractions will close from midnight, for an initial period of three weeks....


Irish Museums and school engagement during & post Covid-19

16 Sep 2020

The Irish Museums Association invites teachers to inform and guide the museum sector as it seeks to support their delivery of learning....


Heritage Council of Ireland Community Heritage Grant Scheme

2 Sep 2020

The Heritage Council of Ireland have opened the Community Heritage: Covid-19 Stimulus Fund for applications. Applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 5 p.m....