About Us


The Irish Museums Association (IMA) is an all-island, non-profit organisation established in 1977.

It is dedicated to the promotion and development of the museum sector so that everyone, visitors and practitioners, can enjoy the maximum cultural, social and educational benefit. It helps develop and promote excellence in museum practice, the gathering and exchange of knowledge, identifies issues of concern to the museum community, and advocates the valuable contribution of museums to society.

The IMA programme of activities informs and supports its mission, and includes continued professional development events, networking activities, research and publications.

The Association is governed as a company limited by guarantee with a Board of Directors and a full-time director of operations. It is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and The Heritage Council of Ireland.

Click here to download the Irish Museums Association's Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021.

IMA Registered Office: 11 Parnell Square, Dublin D01 ND60. Company Number 387027

Click here to email the IMA office.