The Discovery Programme is an all-island centre for archaeology and heritage science.
The IMA is an all-Ireland professional body dedicated to the promotion and development of museums
The Irish Museums Association (IMA) is an all-Ireland professional body dedicated to the promotion and development of museums, the museum profession, and standards of excellence in museum practice, so that everyone, visitors and practitioners, can enjoy the maximum cultural, social and educational benefit. It promotes professional practice in museum management, collections care and visitor services and provides a platform for debate on museum ideas through events such as conferences, forums, lectures and seminars.
What work the Heritage Council is funding this year:
Funding from the Heritage Council assists the IMA in presenting an annual calendar of events that provide professional development and networking opportunities to the sector through two annual conferences, two annual forums on Collections, Education and Outreach and an annual high-profile lecture; provide advocacy and assistance through the maintenance of a full-time, staffed office; and information through publications such as the website www.irishmuseums.org, monthly e-news, and the annual publication Museum Ireland.
BIPG is a community group working to sustain the island population through the creation of employment, promoting community initiatives and supporting local businesses.
The Irish Landmark Trust creates an awareness, appreciation and understanding of Ireland’s built inheritance. This is achieved through saving important examples of buildings at risk of being lost, and after conservation/ restoration giving them a new purpose as holiday homes. This new use brings them back into a wider public awareness.