Get to know the Irish museum landscape in 2020

The Irish Museums Association has published its annual journal, Museum Ireland Vol. 27. It is an important record of the Irish museum landscape in 2020 with articles lending insight into how the pandemic and Brexit have impacted Irish museums.

Through case-studies and thought pieces, the 2020 journal is essential reading for those keen to learn more about contemporary museum practice in Ireland. The articles reflect the before and after of the first stages of the pandemic and touch upon topics such as the place of museums in the public arena, cultural democracy, human rights values and social justice in the museum, the impact of Brexit, how museums contribute to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and more. 

The editor, Dr Briony Widdis, said “During COVID-19, museums have re-examined their practices, embedded their research, found new ways of collaborating with communities, and reinvigorated their partnerships; and they have delivered digitally at a more rapid pace than ever before. Museum Ireland 2020 marks the sector's resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges.”