Photo Museum Ireland

Stephen Ahern | Photo Museum Ireland

Photo Museum Ireland is the leading voice for photography in Ireland. We are dedicated to fostering a dynamic culture of photographic practice across a broad range of platforms. Established as ‘The Gallery of Photography’ in 1978 by John Osman, the organisation has grown to become one of Ireland’s most loved arts organisations. Our programme of free exhibitions showcases the best of contemporary Irish and international photography. We provide sustained support for artists across the span of their careers and development programmes to bring their work to audiences nationally and internationally. We encourage critical thinking and discussion on photography across our in-house, outreach and online channels – bringing arts experiences to all.

Vision: enrich the lives of people by increasing the enjoyment of work by photographic artists – reflecting all of Irish life.

Mission: Supporting artists to present excellent art to foster a dynamic photographic culture that actively engages wide & diverse audiences.

– Supporting artists’ creativity
– Commitment to artistic excellence
– Inclusion and respect for diversity
– Deep sustained engagement with communities
– Ethics, integrity and transparency

Strategic Development Plan
We plan to relocate to a larger, museum-standard building in the heart of Dublin. This important development will enable us to showcase contemporary Irish photography to international museum standards, expand our artists’ programmes, develop our audiences and grow the National Photography Collection.

Photo Museum Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 1 6714654
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm. Mondays by appointment for education, artists archiving and training. Closed Sundays
Admission / price: Free

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