Visit IMMA in the academic year 2023/24
For information on visiting IMMA with a second-level class and booking a guided tour, click here.
There are a number of online resources and documents which can enable second-level students at school and at home to engage with IMMA digitally (scroll down page).
IMMA organises two Transition Year experiences during the academic year. Over the course of 4 days (Tue-Fri) TY students explore the museum, both the galleries and behind the scenes, discovering who works at IMMA, and what they contribute to IMMA’s activities. The TY experience for this academic year is currently being prepared. Contact IMMA HR to apply: [email protected]
This resource is presented in three parts and provides information for second level students and teachers visiting an exhibition at IMMA. Between 2016 and 2021 this resource will focus on the IMMA Collection: Freud Project.
Visiting an Exhibition
This PDF includes general information about visiting a museum or gallery, as well as information about IMMA in particular, including the sections: What is an art museum or gallery? What is a collection? What is a curator? Creating an exhibition: artworks, security, lighting, display, audience.
Information and resources about IMMA Collection: Freud Project
This document provides specific information to support students and teachers engaging with the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. The project is based on a five-year loan to IMMA of fifty-two artworks by Freud, widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters.
The document serves as a prompt for further thinking, discussion, research and making in response to the Freud Project. It was originally developed to support teachers and students engaging with the first exhibition as part of the Freud Project, which was on display from 21 October 2016 to 7 January 2018. That exhibition featured an overview of the loan to IMMA, including a selection of 30 of the Freud’s paintings, and 20 works on paper. The works, mainly dating from 1970 onwards, explore several of the artist’s key themes such as Portraiture; Self Portraiture; Still-life; Animals and Nature. This document can be used by teachers and students in conjunction with the notes below, which support a visit to the most recent exhibition as part of the Freud Project.
Information and resources about IMMA Collection: Freud Project, Gaze, 2018 – 2019
This document provides information to support students and teachers before, during, and after a visit to the exhibition Gaze which is part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021. The exhibition runs until 6 May 2019. Gaze features artworks by Lucian Freud alongside a selection of works by other artists from the IMMA Collection, including Stephan Balkenhol, Albrecht Dürer, Ann Hamilton, Rebecca Horn, Annie Leibovitz, Edward McGuire, Rembrandt, Thomas Ruff, and Hannah Starkey.
Explore the online archive of second level resources, of exhibitions by artists Chloe Dewe Mathews, Patrick Scott, Eileen Gray, Alice Maher, Rivane Neuenschwander, Dorothy Cross, and Hélio Oiticica.
|An overview introduction to types of curator, exhibitions, museums
|Developing the idea for an exhibition, theme, research
|Preparation for exhibition, budget, securing loans, transport, condition reports
|Installation, maintenance, lighting, safety, humidity, labels, texts, mediation
|Audience engagement, tours, documentation, archiving, legacy
IMMA have produced the What is …? information programme, which explores key themes and issues in relation to modern and contemporary art, through a series of talks, information booklets and web-based resources. As part of this programme, a Glossary was created containing a select number of terms relating to the subjects of Modern and Contemporary Art. This glossary is not comprehensive or exhaustive and is intended to be informative rather than definitive. This glossary will be developed, amended and expanded over time.
You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our Soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA. Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.