The IMA is an all-Ireland professional body dedicated to the promotion and development of museums
The ICRI promotes the conservation and restoration of Ireland’s cultural heritage.
ICRI does this by setting standards of professional practice relating to conservation and restoration, by operating a process of professional accreditation and training for its members as well as by being an active and informed voice in the development of cultural heritage policy in Ireland. Through the preservation of Ireland’s cultural and artistic heritage, members contribute significantly to the quality of life for the people of Ireland.
The Institute’s members work to the highest professional standards in both national and regional public institutions and in private practice in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. Central to the operation of the Institute is its Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct expresses principles which guide the conservator-restorer in the ethical practice of the profession and with which members of the Institute are required to comply.
ICRI provides a forum for dialogue within the profession on the execution of its core objectives through the provision of events, conferences, an e-newsletter, a website and social media platforms.
What work the Heritage Council is funding this year:
The Heritage Council’s financial support ensures that the practice of conservation in Ireland continues to adhere to internationally accepted standards by supporting ICRI’s provision of professional accreditation, training workshops and grants to support continued professional development (CPD). ICRI assists the Council’s commitment to cultural heritage through its support of the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland and provision of commissioned workshops in collection care. It is anticipated that the funding provided in 2016 will enable ten conservator-restorers to attend professional training courses in Ireland and abroad and the professional accreditation of at least five conservator-restorers. The funding will also enable ICRI to organise its biennial conference Conservation Activities in Ireland V to be held at the National Library on 29 September and a one-day workshop on Risks and Priorities in Conservation and Collection Management for Archives, Libraries and Museums to be held on 7 October at the Chester Beatty Library.
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HNVS is responsible for the administration of the Burren Programme, an agri-environment scheme that promotes conservation of the region’s heritage, environment and communities.
The Discovery Programme is an all-island centre for archaeology and heritage science.