IMA Forum: Industrial and Working Collections (IMA Event)

Posted: Monday, 06 October 2014

The IMA Forum: Industrial and Working Collections will be held at the Guinness Storehouse on Monday 6 October 2014.

Brendan Delaney ESB Archive, Carla Marrinan National Print Museum, Deirdre McParland Guinness Archives, Donal Ó Sullivan and Christine O'Sullivan Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Fred Hamond Industrial Archaeologist, Michael Corcoran National Transport Museum, Robert Guinness Steam Museum, and Seáneen Bell The Belfast Barge.

The forum will consist of eight 15-minute presentations, selected through an open call for papers, with a generous amount of time for Q&A. These will cover a range of topics relating to Industrial Heritage Collections: custodianship, preservation, museum development, and the history of selected collections. There will be an opportunity to address further issues or comments as part of the schedule.

Of interest to curators, archivists and researchers, the purpose of the IMA collections forums are to provide an opportunity to present work and engage with colleagues working with collections in museums, galleries and cultural institutions. They are aimed at providing an informal yet structured platform where discussion and debate can take place, key issues and concerns to the sector can be identified, knowledge can be shared and partnerships can be facilitated.

The forum will include a complimentary tour of the Guinness Storehouse.

Location of Forum: Barley Suite, 3rd Floor, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 8
Date/Time of Forum: Monday 6 October 2014, 9:30 - 17:00
Attendance fee: €5/£4 for IMA members, €15/£12 for non-members (includes refeshments, lunch is at own leisure)
Bookings: To make an online booking and payment by cc, click here. To make an email booking and payment by cheque, please click here.

To download the schedule, please click here.
To download Speakers' Biographies and presentation abstracts, please click here.