The National Museum of Ireland has launched the 15-year Master Vision Statement for the museum at an event in the NMI, National Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks on 10 May 2018.
Connecting our Past and our Future 2018 - 2032 sets out a roadmap for transforming the NMI into an institution of international standing, by modernising its facilities and promoting learning, creativity and inspiration through engaging experiences. The Statement, which was developed following a process of consultation with key stakeholders, provides the guiding principles for investment at the NMI's 4 sites up to 2032. A detailed masterplan for each site will be developed to address their individual needs.
Under Project 2040 and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht's capital development plan for 2018-2027, the Government announced its intention to invest €85 million in NMI facilities in the next 10 years. This investment, which was the largest single capital investment outlined in the plan, will be used for the redevelopment of the Natural History Museum on Merrion Street (2018 - 2021) and the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street (2022 - 2027).
In addition to this investment, Connecting our Past and our Future 2018 - 2032 outlines details for the planned investment for the NMI's other two sites the Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks, the Museum of Country Life at Turlough Park Co Mayo, as well as its Collections Resource Centre in Swords. This phase of the NMI's development will be conducted from 2027 - 2032.
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