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Minister Josepha Madigan launches the National Museum of Ireland’s Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD today launched the National Museum of Ireland’s Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022 ‘Building Capacity, Driving Change’.


For immediate release: April 4, 2019: The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD today launched the National Museum of Ireland’s Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022 ‘Building Capacity, Driving Change’.

The Plan, which was developed through a collaborative process with the NMI team, Board and key stakeholders, is the first of three five-year strategic plans, which will deliver the Museum’s Master Vision Statement, ‘Connecting Our Past and Our Future’, which was published in May 2018. ‘Connecting our Past and our Future 2018 – 2032’ sets out a roadmap for transforming the NMI into an institution of international standing, by modernising its facilities and promoting learning, creativity and inspiration through engaging experiences.

Last year, through Project 2040 and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s capital development plan for 2018-2027, the Government announced its intention to invest €85 million in NMI facilities in the next 10 years. This investment, which was the largest single capital investment outlined in the plan, will be used for the redevelopment of the Natural History Museum on Merrion Street (2018 – 2021) and the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street (2022 – 2027).

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan T.D., said: “The National Museum of Ireland is our largest cultural institution and a precious asset and resource. This Strategic Plan demonstrates the NMI’s ambition to deliver a contemporary museum experience that connects with diverse audiences across Ireland and builds opportunities for collaborative programming on all its four sites.

Catherine Heaney, Chair of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland said: “We are delighted to present the collective efforts of the Museum’s Board, staff and collaborators in this Strategic Plan. The Museum is embarking upon a very significant period of transformation and this Plan will be a roadmap for us as we set out on that journey.”

Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Lynn Scarff said: “We have exciting and transformative plans for the next 15 years and we are committed to working with all our stakeholders to ensure that this change is planned and implemented in a collaborative and strategic manner. At this early stage in the process, we’ve identified three pillars as key enablers - Capacity, Collections and Engagement - and the Strategic Plan sets out prescriptive targets and goals under each.”

https://www.museum.ie/Corporate-Media/Corporate-Information/Statement-of-Strategy