IMMA lends extensively from the Collection, nationally and internationally, to support the exhibition programmes of other public institutions and is also open to lending work to non-art spaces. 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.
The Department for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media operates funding streams to support the mobility of Collections and provides a series of grants under the Co-operation with Northern Ireland Scheme.
To find our more about the Mobility of Collections Scheme click here.
Loans from the IMMA Collection provide access to works held in the public trust and serve the educational and scholarly mission of the museum; increase knowledge and understanding of the collection and support other museums. Loans make the collection accessible to wider audiences, promoting new dialogues and lines of research and allowing the display of works that have been in long-term storage. Loans enhance the reputation of the museum nationally and internationally.
IMMA lends works of art from its collection to qualified institutions in Ireland and abroad; requests are evaluated according to the general conditions listed below.
The National Programme 1997 – 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 the country and was 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 are encouraged to explore and develop a sense of ownership of the IMMA Collection as a national resource. The programme enabled IMMA to collaborate on groundbreaking projects such as Altered Images in partnership with Mayo County Council and South Tipperary County Council http://www.alteredimages.ie
IMMA also developed long standing relationships with Arts Festivals such as Iniscealtra Festival, Mountshannon and Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle and Clifden Arts Festival and facilitated curatorial projects in a range of locations and partners such as Schools, County Council Staff; Rehab and the Irish Wheelchair Association.
The National Programme established in 1997 was initially supported for a period of three years by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
For all enquiries regarding the IMMA National Programme, please contact Johanne Mullan, Curator: Collections, by email at [email protected]