The Discovery Programme is an all-island centre for archaeology and heritage science.
The ICRI promotes the conservation and restoration of Ireland’s cultural heritage.
ICRI mission is to promote the conservation and restoration of Ireland’s cultural heritage. We are the accrediting body for the conservation profession in Ireland. Our members can provide professional advice and support to the general public, museum professionals and local heritage groups on how to best look after their collections or artefacts. We promote the practice of conservation of historic and artistic material to internationally accepted standards. Our Code of Conduct is central to the running of the Institute. The code guides the conservator-restorer in the ethical practice of the profession. Our members are required to comply with its principles and practices. We are an active and informed voice in the development of cultural policy in Ireland. Through the preservation of Ireland’s cultural and artistic heritage, our members contribute significantly to the quality of life for the people of Ireland. We aim to improve public awareness and understanding of the need for conservation and provide a forum for those professionally engaged in the preservation of Ireland and man-made heritage.
The Heritage Council’s financial support helps ICRI’s provide professional
accreditation, training workshops and CPD grants for our members and the wider
heritage community and outreach activities. The funding has also supported our biennial conference
'Conservation Activities in Ireland'. ICRI assists the Council’s commitment to
cultural heritage by supporting the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
(MSPI). It provides commissioned workshops in collection care for MSPI
participants to ensure best practice in the care of our heritage.