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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.

Please download these information sheets which can be used before, during and after a visit to the exhibition.


>arrow linkStrands >arrow linkStrand 1: Cristina Iglesias >arrow linkStrand 2: Dorothy Cross

>arrow linkStrand 3: Grace Weir >arrow linkStrand 4: Carlos Amorales >arrow link Strand 5: Tacita Dean

>arrow linkStrand 6: Lawrence Weiner >arrow linkStrand 7: Iran do Espírito Santo >arrow linkStrand 8: Tracey Emin


Family Resource – eye.see

eye.see Family Resource

is a fun, interactive and easy to use self-guided resource for families visiting IMMA. It is a series of beautiful viewfinders inspired by artworks from the museum’s Collection, including Max Bill Doublement, Iran do Espírito Santo Untitled (Keyhole) and John Newling Maquette for A Turning Mutability. eye.see helps families to look closer at artworks on display at IMMA, and comes with an information card which provides questions for parents / carers to use to help support your conversations. Why not pick up eye.see from our bookshop for €2 so you can peep through keyholes and pop out circles to see what lies behind them! eye.see can be used at home or in other places for further exploration and observation.


> See second level resources here

> See third level resources here

Listen to Talks & Lectures

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.


IMMA has initiated and participated in a range of projects and research to promote access to modern and contemporary art. Most projects are medium to long-term action-research projects intended to inform IMMA’s own policy development and practice and cultural policy development in general.

Freud Research Fellowship

Dr Nathan O'Donnell is the Irish Research Council Enterprise Postdoctoral Fellow, Freud Project - a two-year programme of research in relation to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. Based between IMMA and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin, O’Donnell will be exploring Lucian Freud’s relationship to Ireland, examining his relationships with Irish artists and writers, the time he spent in Ireland in the 1940s and 50s, and his later interactions with Irish emigrants in London. This fellowship will include a number of public interactions, in the form of symposia, reading groups, talks, and a conference on Freud’s work in late 2019. O’Donnell’s research will be published in various formats across the two-year period, and will feed into the broader curatorial programme of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project.

Dr Nathan O’Donnell is a writer and researcher with a scholarly background in twentieth-century British art and magazine publishing. He is one of the co-editors of Paper Visual Art Journal, and he publishes on contemporary art here and elsewhere, including The Dublin Review, Gorse, Apollo: The International Art Magazine, The Irish Times and Architecture Ireland. He has been the recipient of a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council Ireland, as well as artist commissions from IMMA and South Dublin County Council. He also teaches part-time as part of the MA Art in the Contemporary World at National College of Art & Design, Dublin, and his first book, on Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism, is forthcoming from Liverpool University Press.

The Freud Research Fellowship is mentored at IMMA by Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator: Head of Collections.

Supported by the Irish Research Council, through the Enterprise Partner Scheme (EPS) awards programme

Art | Memory | Place Programme

Art | Memory | Place is a year-long programme of talks and events taking place over the course of 2015-16 in the context of the ‘decade of centenaries’. Focusing on artists whose work addresses themes relating to memory and place, the purpose of this programme is to broaden and deepen the current discussion about the subject of remembrance and commemoration and to take account of such work.

The What Is_? Programme

The What Is_? Programme aims to provide an introduction to some of the key concepts and themes in modern and contemporary art for a general audience. The programme comprises talks, booklets and web-based resources.


The Master of Arts in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) is a practice-based masters programme offered by the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) and co-directed by Maeve Connolly and Sinead Hogan. ARC is a full-time taught programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, supporting art-focused enquiry through practice-based research. The programme has been developed in dialogue with project partners such as Dublin City Council Arts Office, led by the LAB, the Irish Film Institute and IMMA.

Current & Past Projects
> arrow linkAzure
> arrow linkNotebook Project
> arrow linkExplorations and Encounters 2010
> arrow linkArtists' Panel

> arrow linkIntroduction
> arrow linkThe Role of the Artist in a Museum or Gallery, Lisa Moran
> arrow linkThe Artist in the Institution, Mick Wilson
> arrow linkThe Artist and the Museum – Another Way, Clíodhna Shaffrey
> arrow linkRethinking the Museum as a ‘Way-Station’, Christine Mackey

> arrow linkUnspoken Truths 1991 – 1996
> arrow linkOnce is Too Much 1995
> arrow linkThe Sparkling Seven 1997 - 1999
> arrow linkRed Lines Between the Fingers 1997 - 2002
> arrow linkMapping Art Project 1998 - 2006 Download: Mapping catalogue (Adobe pdf - 463KB)
> arrow linkSomebodies: Young Curators 1999 - 2000
> arrow linkOut of Place 1999 - 2003
> arrow linkEven her nudes were lovely: towards a connected self-reliance at the Irish Museum of Modern Art 2000
> arrow linkCouncil of National Cultural Institutions: A Policy Framework for Education, Community, Outreach (ECO) 2004 Download: ECO document (Adobe pdf - 95KB)
> arrow linkLifelong Learning in Museums: A European Handbook 2007

> arrow linkTo download the LLML Handbook please click on the following links:

> arrow link (English version)
> arrow link (Italian version)

> arrow linkBealtaine


Click here to download a PDF of publications. (Adobe pdf - 144KB)

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