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Annual Conference of Irish Museum Association 2013

Start Date: 22 Feb 2013
End Date: 23 Feb 2013

The Annual Conference of Irish Museum Association 2013 will be held at
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd
February 2013.

THE POROUS MUSEUM Building Partnerships - Making Connections.

For further information, please contact:

  * Gina O'Kelly, Irish Museums Association
    office@irishmuseums.org ¦ +353 (0)1 412 0939
  * Programme & Bookings: www.irishmuseums.org/annual-conference
  * Fees: EUR12 - EUR110 for IMA members, EUR18 - EUR150 for non members.

'The Porous Museum' will build on the national emphasis that has been
placed on the Irish Diaspora in 2013, enacting its own 'gathering' of
professionals that recognizes and promotes the powerful networks and
affinities which distinguish the Irish Museum community. In sessions
which foreground domestic and international flows of professional
expertise, learning and cooperation - between Irish museums and their
international counterparts - this year's conference will explore the
relationships that enervate and strengthen Ireland's cultural institutions.

Invited speakers and conference participants will share their
experiences and expertise on a wide range of topics,
including: enhancing links and networks to academia and partner
institutions; professional development pathways and international
exchange opportunities; interfaces between exhibitions and
education; promoting public access and developing our audiences;
responding to and transforming through public reform processes.

Special Guests:

  * Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
    and Councillor Seán Ó hArgáin, Mayor of Kilkenny*

Guest Speakers (Saturday 23 February):

  * Dr Brian Kennedy, Director, Toledo Museum of Art
  * David A. Ross, Chair, MFA in Art Practice, School of Visual Arts,
    New York
  * Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland
  * Dr Vicki Porter, Head of Discovery and Engagement, The Wellcome Trust
  * Dr Emily Mark Fitzgerald, Lecturer, School of Art History &
    Cultural Policy, UCD
  * Alan Kirwan, Culture Section, Royal Borough of Kensington and
    Chelsea, London
  * Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates Inc., Artstaffing.com
  * Kieran Burns, House of European History, Brussels
  * Mark Taylor, Director, Museums Association UK

Members' Papers (Friday 22 February):

  * Dr Pippa Little, Limerick School of Art & Design
  * Dr Rhonda Wynne, Programme Development Manager, University College
    Dublin Adult Education
  * Brid O'Sullivan, Learning & Outreach, National Library of Ireland
  * Jenny Anghelikie Papassotiriou, Head of Education, Office of
    Public Works - Historic Properties
  * Claire Anderson, Documentation Officer, National Museums of Ireland
  * Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation, National Gallery of Ireland
  * William Blair, Head of Human History, National Museums Northern


  * Paul Doyle, Chair IMA & Registrar, National Museum of Ireland
  * Nigel Monaghan, Keeper, Natural History Division - National Museum
    of Ireland
  * Rosemary Ryan, Education & Documentation Officer, Waterford Museum
    of Treasures
  * Anna O'Sullivan, Director, Butler Gallery
  * Anne Hodge, Curator, Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Ireland
  * Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery

The IMA Conference 2013 - hosted in association with the Butler
Gallery - is financially supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage
& the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Council.

The IMA & the Butler Gallery would also like to thank the OPW and
Kilkenny Castle for their support.


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