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Interim Director Announced

The Chairman and Board of IMMA are pleased to announce that Dr. Moling Ryan has been appointed Interim Director of the Museum, effective Monday 4 December 2017.

A career public servant until his retirement in 2014, Dr. Ryan is a former Chief Executive of the Legal Aid Board, a position he held for 10 years. He was previously Director of Human Resources and Strategy in the early years of the Courts Service. Prior to that, he was head of Heritage Policy in the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. He also spent 6 years on management training and strategy initiatives with the Civil Service Training Centre. Since his retirement, Moling has been engaged with a significant project on the reform of the Public Service in Cyprus and on a justice reform project in Vietnam. He has also undertaken a number of projects in different areas of the public service. He is currently a member of the Policing Authority.
He served as Chairperson of the Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies and is the co-author of the Guide for Chief Executives.  Moling was called to the Bar in 1979 and has primary and Masters’ degrees in management. He also has a Doctorate in Governance from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Welcoming Dr. Ryan, David Harvey, IMMA Chairman, said – “Moling is a highly experienced manager and administrator and we have every confidence in his ability to guide the organisation through this period of transition. I believe he will be a great assistance in supporting management and staff in delivering the 2018 programme and planning for the developmental and strategic objectives, which are already underway. We will be working closely with him and wish him every success”.

Dr Ryan will remain in post until the Board has recruited a new Director.

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.