Schools and the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016-2021 From early December 2016 through to June 2017, guided tours and educational resources for primary level schools will focus on the important long-term loan of 50 works by Lucian Freud. Children, students, and teachers can explore the works of an artist who is regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters. Further details and booking will be available shortly.
Primary school children can explore the artworks and ideas found in a selected exhibition and respond to their experience in the gallery through a workshop activity.
The standard fee is €25.00, Deis exempt. Please book here – booking starts mid-November 2016.
GUIDED TOUR Free guided tours of IMMA's exhibitions are also available for primary school classes, Tuesday - Friday. The tours are 45 minutes in duration and are led by IMMA’s staff. Please click here to book a tour online or tel: 01 612-9937, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, at least two weeks in advance.
SELF-GUIDED VISITS TO IMMA Throughout the school year, IMMA welcomes self-guided visits by primary school teachers and their classes. Up to five exhibitions of modern and contemporary art are open to the public, along with a permanent OPW heritage display. IMMA is situated in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which includes a formal garden and large meadows. So there is plenty of space for outdoor exercise and having a class picnic. Teachers may want to optimise their day out: IMMA is walking distance from both Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. There is also a paid car park to the rear of the main building. Teachers may find resources that are useful to their visit by clicking into the Family section, including downloadable trails and videos. Teachers can also explore the IMMA Collection online.
Prior to a class visit, teachers may want more information about an exhibition to ensure its relevance to the age or stage of development of their group. If you need advice regarding your visit, or specific information about the primary school programme and any forthcoming teachers’ workshops, please contact Mark Maguire, tel: 01 6129950 or email email@example.com
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 and have been prepared to provide supplementary information for 2nd level students and teachers visiting an exhibition. Please click on the following links to download the resource documents.
Part 1:Visiting an Exhibition (PDF - 450KB) Includes general information about visiting a museum or gallery and information about the Irish Museum of Modern Art in particular.
What is Modern and Contemporary Art? A Glossary of Art Terms
The Glossary includes a select number of terms relating to the subjects of Modern and Contemporary Art. Intended to be informative rather than definitive, the glossary is not comprehensive or exhaustive but it is a great place to start.
The Notebook: a place for thinking Des Ward, lecturer on IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) BA ART programme, talks about the role of the notebook as a research tool and ‘place for thinking’ for students and artists.
Archive of previous Second Level Teacher / Student Resources:
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. Find out more 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.