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

Museums and Munchkins 2020, seeking nominations

7 Aug 2020

Museums and Munchkins is seeking nominations (by 31 August 2020) for the island of Ireland’s most family-friendly cultural spots, from museums, galleries and areas of natural beauty to the incredible and downright magical....

Developments

Butler Gallery reopens in new home

6 Aug 2020

The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny has reopened in a new permanent home, Evans' Home, following 44 years based in Kilkenny Castle. ...

Collections

Collecting action - History in the Making, House of European History

6 Aug 2020

The House of European History have issued a call to museums to share their initiatives collecting life during the pandemic, by sharing images of collected material for online exhibition and informing them of your approach....