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Education and Community > Third Level Programme

Third Level Programme

IMMA invites third-level students, tutors and lecturers to IMMA anytime during opening hours. Third level students, tutors and lecturers can visit a temporary exhibition or an exhibition of work from IMMAís Collection; book a specialised tour and/or gallery talk about aspects of the temporary or collection exhibitions; meet artists on the Artistsí Residency Programme; access resource material on artists and artworks featured in IMMAís Collection or book studio space for a post-gallery discussion or off-site project development.

Resources: Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter (Adobe PDF - 3.42MB)
Information and resources for students and tutors about the (External) Eileen Gray exhibition focusing on a select number of art works featured in the exhibition.

Glossary of Art Terms
The following are a select number of terms relating to the subjects of Modern and Contemporary Art. This glossary is not comprehensive or exhaustive and is intended to be informative rather than definitive.
Glossary (Adobe PDF - 107KB)

What is Modern and Contemporary Art?
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The Museum's temporary exhibition programme regularly juxtaposes the work of leading, well-established figures with that of younger-generation artists to create a debate about the nature and function of art. These exhibitions usually last three to four months and up to four shows can be on view at any one time.

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IMMA is home to the National Collection of modern and contemporary art, with over 3,500 artworks by Irish and International artists.

The Collection is firmly rooted in the present and important new works are added to the Collection each year. Our collection of modern art is regularly enhanced by purchase, commission, donation or loan with a particular emphasis on work from the 1940s onwards.

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IMMA presents a wide-ranging programme of talks and lectues focusing on the diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, IMMAís Colleciton and aspects of the Education and Community Programme. The Talks and Lectures series provides a range of contextual information about artists and artworks featured in IMMAís exhibitions programmes and offers the public opportunities to intereact with artists, curators, critics and writers who discuss and debate. Events include small-scale gallery talks, keynote lectures, international symposia and once-off documentary screenings.

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The Museumís Artistsí Residency Programme is a studio / residency programme which provides opportunities for artists to research and develop their work practice, and is open to artists of all nationalities working in any medium, by application or invitation. The programme emphasises the working process rather than the finished product and enables artists to explore new ideas and ways of working in the context of the developing identity of the Museum and its various programmes.

Tutors and students can arrange to meet one or more of the artists resident in the Museumís studios. All visits to the ARP are free of charge but advance notice is required.

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Studio space is available for third-level and postgraduate students, lecturers and tutors to use for discussion and/or workshops. This might involve a one-off discussion following a gallery visit or the development of an on-site project.Use of studio/workshop space is contingent on lecturer/tutor facilitation and subject to availability.

To book please contact Lisa Moran, Curator: Education and Community Programmes tel: 01-612 9912 or email:

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology and the Irish Museum of Modern Art

The students from the 1st year BA (Hons.) in Visual Arts Practice course at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, in collaboration with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, are based in IMMA's studios for 12 weeks during the year undertaking research around 'the idea of place.'

You can see aspects of the studentsí work online at (External)

For further information, you can contact IMMA: Lisa Moran, Curator Education and Community Programmes, or IADT 1st year BA Visual Arts Practice Team: Laurence Riddell , Des Ward and Lynda Devenney


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