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. 


Shared Island Initiative Report 2022 – Action on a Shared Future

5 Dec 2022

Shared Island Initiative Report 2022 – Action on a Shared Future sets out the second year of the Shared Island Initiative, published 5 December 2022....

Sectoral issues

NEMO Report on museums and climate change

29 Nov 2022

The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has published this report, based on data from 578 museums from 38 European countries, reflecting the status quo of European museums in the climate crisis....

Awards & Bursaries

Call for entries: Children in Museums Award

15 Nov 2022

Applications are invited for the The Children in Museums Award, recognising excellence and innovation in programmes and exhibits designed for children up to 14 years old. Closing date for applications: 15 March 2023....