I am pleased to present the Strategic Plan for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, which covers the period from 2017 to 2021.
This strategy comes at a particularly exciting time in IMMA’s development. Situated in its wonderful, historic campus at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, the museum is currently the second most visited free attraction in Ireland. The Board of IMMA, and myself as Chairman, are committed to ensuring that the visitor experience is one that reflects and resonates with the Irish people and provides exposure to national and international artists in an environment that marries the historic with the contemporary. It is also, I believe, our responsibility to ensure that the marvellous artistic asset that has been placed within our custody is ready to play a central role within Ireland’s creative and artistic landscape and to prepare to do the same for future generations.
The plan sets ambitious targets for the five years it covers. It outlines the ways in which IMMA can grow and flourish in a national and global context and, also, how IMMA can support the aims and objectives of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme 2018-2022. IMMA’s mission is to connect audiences and art and to provide a space where contemporary life and contemporary art connect, challenge and inspire. This is consistent with the objectives outlined in the Creative Ireland plan.
The development of this strategy has been very much a cooperative and deliberative process involving the Board, the staff and our stakeholders. I am confident that the challenging objectives set will provide significant and continued momentum in realising our stated vision of creating the present in a place of history.
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