Museums & Archive

Collections of diverse objects such as books, coins, vintage cars, boats and farm machinery provide a link with our past. The preservation of such collections is an important part our Museums and Archive work.

Welcome to Museums & Archives

The Heritage Council provides policy advice to Government and cultural institutions in relation to museums, archives and collections housing 'heritage objects', defined by the Heritage Act, 1995 [PDF 96KB] as objects over 25 years old which are works of art or of industry (including books, documents and other records, including genealogical records) of cultural importance. We promote the collection, preservation, management, interpretation, presentation and development of Ireland's cultural and material heritage, and seek to strengthen provisions for such material heritage through the development of strategies supporting museum, archive and conservation practices.


Call for Papers for the Irish Museums Association Annual Conference

The Irish Museums Association (IMA) would like to invite members and professionals working in museums, galleries and cultural sector to present short papers, of 15 minutes duration, at the IMA Annual Conference in Dublin, 26-28...


Winter Fair at the National Print Museum


Date:27/11/15-29/11/15Times: Friday 27 November, 16.00-20.00, Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November 11.00-16.00Location: Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4Cost: Free

The National Print Museum’s Winter Fair...


Museums Standards Programme for Ireland
This important initiative, with participants from a wide range of Irish collecting institutions, sets out to raise standards of care across Irish museums and galleries.


Heritage Manifesto: A Strategic Investment Programme for People and Place

Do you support community based heritage, education and training?  Want to see more government  investment and capacity in the sector? This document has some ideas you can help us to promote in the coming weeks and...