Museums for the future: policies and practices in Ireland

12 Feb 2020

RIA invites responses to the discussion document


The Royal Irish Academy’s Culture and Heritage Working Group convened the Future Museums workshop (12 November 2019) to bring together key persons from Irish museums to identify the issues they wish to discuss and debate. 

This paper sets out the main emerging themes. It is intended as an invitation to you to put forward your views about how museums could be supported to fulfil their potential to secure and conserve Ireland’s heritage; reflect the rich heritage of Ireland’s diverse communities; improve people’s lives; build communities by fostering good relations and respect for different cultures; strengthen society; and protect the environment. 

This paper is an attempt to provide a flavour of the discussion from the day, and to progress the debate by inviting your response to the questions posed.