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VISIT THE IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (IMMA)
Throughout the school year, IMMA is free to visit for individuals and groups. Up to five exhibitions of modern and new art are open to the public. IMMA is situated on the historic grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which include a formal garden, large meadows and artists’ studios and residence. IMMA is walking distance from both Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum at Collins Barracks. Prior to a class visit, teachers may wish to visit an exhibition to check its relevance to the age or stage of development of their group. On school days, IMMA and its grounds are open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10.00am and Wednesday from 10.30am. IMMA is open on Saturday from 10.00am and on Sunday from 12noon. The Museum closes each day at 5.30pm. IMMA’s galleries are closed on Mondays except on Bank Holidays.
BOOK A GUIDED VISIT TO AN IMMA EXHIBITION
You can book a guided tour and responsive workshop at IMMA. Lasting 2 hours, a primary class will explore a selection of artworks or an exhibition in the company of IMMA gallery Mediators. There are set times for guided tours: at 10:00am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and at 10:30am on Wednesday. Tours must be booked three weeks in advance of your intended visit and each group’s size is limited to 32 children. (If you need to book in less than three weeks, please contact Katy Fitzpatrick at email: firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability)
You can book your Guided Tour online, please click here to go directly to the Guided Tour booking page.
TOUR NOTES & GUIDELINES FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS - DOWNLOAD HERE
Tour Guidelines (Adobe PDF - 162KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Analysing Cubism (Acrobat Adobe PDF - 283KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Alice Maher: Becoming (Word doc 2003 - 2.30MB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Time out of Mind (Word doc 2003 - 322KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection (Adobe PDF - 329KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Rivane Neuenschwander (Word doc 2003 - 104KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Madden/Arnholz - PDF
Primary Teachers Notes - Philip Taaffe - PDF
Primary Teachers Notes - Romuald Hazoumè- Word
IMMA PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Primary teachers can book on-line, please click here to book.
The IMMA Primary School Programme lasts 2 hours and includes:
• A guided tour of selected artworks;
• An artmaking workshop based on themes covered in the guided tour;
• A set of notes which participating teachers can download regarding the exhibitions that children will visit, exploring themes in selected artworks and suggesting a few starting points for related art projects back in the classroom.
Each tour is led by IMMA gallery Mediators. There are set times for Primary School Programme tours: at 10:00am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10.30am on Wednesday. Tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance of your intended visit, and each group’s size is limited to 32 children. (If you need to book in less than three weeks, please contact Katy Fitzpatrick at email: email@example.com to check availability). From 21 February 2013, the IMMA Primary School Programme focuses on Analysing Cubism at IMMA’s New Galleries, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
A fee of €25.00 per class is charged for the Primary School Programme. If your school is listed on the DEIS Scheme, there is no charge. Payment with Laser or credit card is accepted on-line.
You can book your Primary School Tour online, please click here to go directly to the Primary School Programme booking page.
The Curriculum & Contemporary Art: Art workshops for primary teachers on Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
This continuing professional development programme for primary teachers is led by artists and IMMA’s Mediators and takes place on 6 Saturdays over the school year between September and April. Workshops explore different strands of the curriculum in relation to exhibitions at IMMA and are led by artists in an area of their expertise. The workshops provide an opportunity for teachers to explore contemporary art practice through discussion and creative processes. Participation is free, and one or more sessions can be booked.
Dates for your diary:
20 April 2013 – IMMA @ National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace.
For specific information about this programme or teachers’ workshops, please contact Katy Fitzpatrick, Tel: 01 6129914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s on at IMMA for Primary School Teachers and Children?
Talks & Lectures
For further information on the Primary Schools Programme please contact Katy Fitzpatrick, Projects Co-ordinator: Children’s Programmes, email: email@example.com
SECOND LEVEL PROGRAMME
IMMA invites secondary school teachers to bring their class groups to IMMA any time during opening hours. Teachers can also book a specialised tour and/or gallery talk and arrange for their class group to meet resident artists on the Artists’ Residency Programme. Click here to go to tour bookings.
Visiting an Art Museum or Gallery: Resources for Second Level Students and Teachers
These resources are in two parts. Please click on the following links to download the resource documents.
Part 1: Visiting an Exhibition (Adobe PDF - 69.6KB)
includes general information about visiting a museum or gallery and information about the Irish Museum of Modern Art in particular.
Part 1: Alice Maher Becoming (Adobe PDF - 3.18MB)
provides information about the Alice Maher exhibition focusing on a select number of art works featured in the exhibition.
These resources have been prepared to provide supplementary information for 2nd level students and teachers visiting an 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?
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 Click here for more information on What Is...?.
Previous Exhibitions and Resources
Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other
November 2011 - January 2012
Second Level Resource: Rivane Neuenschwander Part 1 (Adobe PDF - 163KB)
Second Level Resource: Rivane Neuenschwander Part 2 (Adobe PDF - 749KB)
The Moderns exhibition
October 2010 - March 2011
Second Level Resouce: The Moderns (Adobe PDF - 848KB)
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology and the Irish Museum of Modern Art
Students from the 1st year BA (Hons.) in Visual Arts Practice course at the Institute of ARt, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, undertake research projects based IMMA's studios.
For further information, you can contact IMMA: Lisa Moran, Curator Education and Community Programmes, firstname.lastname@example.org or IADT 1st year BA Visual Arts Practice Team: Laurence Riddell email@example.com, Des Ward, Lynda Devenney firstname.lastname@example.org & Tim Lloyd (www.iadt.ie).
You can follow the work of the students online at http://1styrvapiadt.wetpaint.com/
Museum Visit and Talks for Second Level Students and Teachers
- talks for second-level school teachers in preparation for taking a group to see an exhibition;
- tours of the exhibitions for students and teachers throughout the year;
- talks by artists and specialists at key points of the exhibitions programme. Follow the link to Talks and Lectures for further information.
Artists’ Residency Programme (ARP)
Teachers can also bring their class groups to meet one or more of the artists in residence in the Museum’s studios. All visits to the ARP are free of charge but advanced notice is required. For further information please follow the link to ARP: Public Access
What’s on at IMMA for Secondary Schools?
Talks & Lectures