Launch of Photo Museum Ireland

28 Jun 2022

Gallery of Photography Ireland, founded in 1978, is establishing Ireland’s first permanent museum for contemporary photography, changing its name to Photo Museum Ireland in reflection of the significant evolution of its remit.

Currently located in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin, the organisation has over forty years of experience supporting Irish artists to make great art that connects with contemporary audiences and provides deep and sustained support for Irish artists to undertake major projects.

Becoming Photo Museum Ireland is a significant development for contemporary photography in Ireland. It also marks the establishment of the National Photography Collection, and exciting new initiatives including their innovative interactive Timeline of Irish Photography, new Artists' platforms and expanded Education Resources – now available to enjoy online.

In making this announcement, the organisation's chief executive officer, Trish Lambe, says: The change of our legal and business names to Photo Museum Ireland reflects our role in leading the development of the art of photography in Ireland. It builds on the recently established National Photography Collection and is an important step toward our goal of relocating to a larger, museum-standard space on a par with Fotomuseums across Europe. It will help us to fully deliver on the potential of our flourishing contemporary photographic culture."