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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
Phone +353 1 6129900

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IMMA connects audiences and art, providing an extraordinary space where contemporary life and contemporary art connect, challenge and inspire one another. We share, develop and conserve the Irish National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art for now and for the future.


IMMA lends extensively from the Collection, nationally and internationally, to support the exhibition programmes of other public institutions. We regularly loan individual works, or groups of works, for specific exhibitions. 

If you are interested in making a loan request please note that requests should be made as early as possible, with a minimum of nine months’ notice for loans within Ireland and a minimum of one year’s notice for international loans. This period is required to give us sufficient time to review your request, and prepare a possible loan, taking all the necessities into consideration. 

In addition to specific or individual loans we also work with venues and organisations in Ireland to develop and devise exhibitions for their specific space, under the National Programme. 

The National Programme 1996 – 2018

The IMMA National Programme was designed to promote the widest possible involvement with IMMA’s Collection and programmes, through supporting access opportunities to the visual arts in a variety of situations and locations in Ireland. 

The National Programme worked with Arts Centres, galleries and museums across country and is also committed to working, where possible, with venues normally outside the scope of the contemporary art world. 

All National Programme exhibitions were formed and organised in partnership with venues and groups who were encouraged to explore and develop a sense of ownership of the IMMA Collection as a national resource.  For all enquiries regarding loans or the IMMA National Programme, please contact Johanne Mullan, Curator: Collections, by email at [email protected] 

Browse the National Programme Archive 

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.