Wednesday July 15, 2020

The grand reopening: Imma prepares to welcome back visitors

The construction of a temporary mortuary on the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham at the beginning of the pandemic was a frightening moment for the staff at the art museum, but it was also a time to reflect and plan for the future, which includes the gallery’s upcoming 30th anniversary

28th June, 2020
Annie Fletcher, director of Imma, pictured in front of Virus by Bharti Kher: the artwork was part of an exhibition called A Consummate Joy, which was due to open on March 12, but was scuppered by the pandemic. Picture: Bryan Meade

The Irish Museum of Modern Art, or Imma, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is due to open tomorrow, June 29. The site has been closed during lockdown, but all 114 people employed by Imma have continued to work for the museum.

So what have they been doing in recent months? For one thing, the closure period allowed the team to take the collections to a wider audience through the Imma website and social media using tools such...

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