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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 Strategy

Message from the Chairperson, Ali Curran

I am pleased to present A Creative Catalyst for Change – Strategic Plan 2024-28 for the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

This strategy comes at a particularly exciting time in IMMA’s development. As we approached the end of IMMA’s previous strategy, the pandemic significantly shifted our focus, providing an unprecedented opportunity to carve out a new role for the Museum in Irish society. We activated the grounds of this wonderful historic site, creating a vibrant hub of artistic programming, removing barriers, and strengthening relationships with communities who had never engaged with the Museum before. We leaned into our exploration of digital practice and engagement, creating innovative ways for audiences to connect with IMMA’s collection and programming. Through partnerships and collaboration with international peers, we increased IMMA’s visibility and international footprint. It was in this period of turbulence and agility that IMMA showcased how dynamic the Museum can be, laying the foundations for the ambitious goals articulated in ‘A Creative Catalyst for Change’.

Reflecting on the remarkable things IMMA has achieved since its inception in 1991, we have taken the opportunity to boldly imagine how we could shape the next 30 years, building on the legacy of over three decades to a future version of IMMA as a landmark contemporary art campus. The 2023-2027 strategic plan continues to innovate and strive for excellence towards a socially relevant, impactful cultural destination for the public. The Board of IMMA, and myself as Chair, are committed to ensuring that the visitor experience is one that reflects and resonates with all Irish people, providing an exciting and inspiring space which is open and welcoming and championing innovative Irish and international artistic practice on the global stage. It is, I believe, our responsibility as custodians of this exceptional asset to ensure that IMMA plays an ever more central role within Ireland’s creative, cultural and social landscape, now and into the future.

The development of the strategic plan has been very much a cooperative and collaborative process involving the Board, the staff and our stakeholders and I’d like to thank everyone who gave generously of their time and insights in helping shape the strategic direction. We look forward to realising these ambitious intentions with you over the coming years.

Ali Curran

Chairperson, IMMA


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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. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.