News

News from the Irish Museums sector

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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. 

Awards & Bursaries

EPIC receives Sandford Award 2020

15 Jan 2021

EPIC The Museum of Irish Emigration has received the prestigious Sandford Award for heritage education, one of 13 awardees in 2020 and the ninth museum to currently hold this 5-year Award on the island of Ireland...

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NEMO Conference proceedings: Museums and Social Responsibility - Values revisited

13 Jan 2021

NEMO and the German Museums Association are proud to present a publication with texts based on the proceedings of the conference Museums and Social Responsibility - Values revisited, held 17-18 September 2020...

Publications

NEMO report: The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Museums in Europe

12 Jan 2021

NEMO (Network of European Museum Organisations) has published the findings and recommendations of the survey carried out between 30 October-29 November 2020, investigating how museums have been affected by the pandemic....