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Third Level Programme

IMMA works with a range of third level institutions to provide support for tutors and students to engage with modern and contemporary art. We support students and tutors to visit IMMA, to engage with our exhibitions and extensive Collection, its artists’ residency programme and as a site for research. We provide staff support, information and space for discussing and responding to our programmes.

What is_?

What is Modern and Contemporary Art?
This Glossary was prepared in the context of the What is ...? information programme, which explores key themes and issues in relation to modern and contemporary art, through a series of talks, information booklets and web-based resources. This glossary will be developed, amended and expanded over time >arrow Click here for more information on What Is...?.

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)


Strands is a series of information sheets providing ideas for looking, discussing and making work in response to works in IMMA’s Collection. These resources are intended to be of interest and use to anyone interested in ideas to explore works in IMMA’s Collection.

To find out more about Strands click here.

Current Third Level Collaborations and Research Projects

IADT (Institute of Art, Design and Technology) BA Art Course

IADT (Institute of Art, Design and Technology) ARC – MA in Art Research and Collaboration
IADT Art courses:
twitter: @arciadt

NCAD, ACW – MA Art in the Contemporary World

NCAD, Part-Time Diploma in Art and Design

DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) School of Creative Arts

DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) BA in Visual Art, Sherkin Island, West Cork

NUI Maynooth, MA Art and Geography


You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.

Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

Click here to view our current Talks & Lectures programme.



Click here for more information on ARP


On request, students and Tutors can avail of studio and discussion space to hold student seminars, crits, post-exhibition discussions, etc.
Please contact Lisa Moran, Curator: Engagement and Learning for further information e: t: 01 612 9912

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-6129900, Email:


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