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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Announce Temporary Closure of Main Building

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) have announced that, owing to essential and extensive refurbishing works, the main building at IMMA will be closed from 1 November 2011 until 31 December 2012.

The works, which will be carried out by the OPW, will involve a major upgrade of the Museum’s lighting, security and fire safety systems. Work will be confined to the main Museum building and will include the installation of a new wiring and lighting system, a greatly enhanced security capability and a more advanced fire detection system. A new hoist for artworks and an additional fire escape will also be put in place.

Visitors are also asked to note that the next exhibition in the New Galleries will not open until 16 November 2011 when Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other will go on show until 29 January 2012. Between 1 and 15 November the Artists’ Residency Programme will continue as usual, with artists John Beattie (Ireland), Brian Duggan (Ireland), Vittorio Santoro (Italy), Amy Stephens (UK) and Mary-Ruth Walsh (Ireland). In addition, three new outdoor artwork trails are available in the grounds: one based on bronze, one on steel and a third on natural materials. Accompanying maps, including background information and questions for children, can be downloaded from IMMA’s website at

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