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The Collectors Circle

The Collectors Circle is a community of people impassioned by our ambition to make the IMMA Collection a living, breathing embodiment of our cultural identity in a global and historical context, and an aspiration for who we wish to become.  

While we apply to the Department for funding support for our Collection on an annual basis, we need philanthropic support if we are to address the gaps in our Collection and deliver on our ambition to be representative of a radically inclusive perspective. 

This is an invitation and call-to-action for generous art, culture, and social change enthusiasts who are as passionate as we are about addressing diversity gaps, and opening doors to artists who have previously been overlooked. In joining us you support IMMA to continue to build the National Collection in inclusive and gender-balanced directions, responsive also to our beautiful planet and the role we can play in its preservation. 

Diversifying the IMMA Collection

At the centre of our museum is the IMMA Collection; the nation’s permanent Collection comprising some 4,500 works which exhibit enormous range and depth. The Collection is a unique visual expression of who we are in a global and historical context. We share this national resource through exhibitions at IMMA and other venues nationally and internationally, engagement and learning programmes, and digital resources. 

In keeping with the pillars of our 2024 – 2028 Strategic Plan, we are committed to expanding the Collection to reflect a greater diversity of art and artists, and to include work that has been previously ignored, overlooked, or simply underrepresented. 

We will specifically look to artists whose gender, race, sexuality, or background has impacted the visibility of their work within the current and past ecosystems of the artworld, and whose lives and art are of research interest and relevance to contemporary Irish and international artists. 

The Collectors Circle

There are three standard levels of support to choose from, each strengthening and accelerating the impact we wish to deliver, while deepening your involvement with the IMMA community and network of supporters.

  • Annual cocktail party to celebrate recent acquisitions.
  • Invitations to exclusive events with IMMA partners and collaborators.
  • Named recognition publicly* at IMMA, online and in print.



  • All the above +
  • Annual private talk with expert industry professionals to gain insights and advice on starting and building a collection.
  • Annual invitation to IMMA’s Collections & Acquisitions Committee meeting & lunch.



  • All the above +
  • Invitation to visit and tour a Private Collection with IMMA Director.
  • Access to an exclusive International Trip with IMMA Director to a prestigious international art fair or biennial.



*If you would prefer for your donation to be anonymous, we can arrange accordingly.

Bespoke Donations

The Collectors Circle has been designed with inclusion in mind, and we are keen also to cater to those with specific needs or interests. If you feel impassioned by the cause but would like to tailor your engagement, please contact our Development Manager.

Furthermore, if you would like to make a more significant contribution to the acquisition of a specific work, or category of works, please discuss with us directly to arrange a bespoke donation.

To discuss any aspect of the Collectors Circle or to arrange a different method of payment, please contact the Development Manager at [email protected] or via post address to:

Development Manager,
Development Department,
IMMA Royal Hospital Kilmainham,
D08 FW31

Thank you for supporting our ambition to build our Collection in inclusive and gender-balanced directions.