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IMMA Spring 2021 Art & Ageing Programme

Date posted: 16 January 2021

Image shown: Art and Ageing Programme at IMMA in partnership with Creative Ireland.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) has announced a series of online and remote arts experiences as part of its spring 2021 Art and Ageing Programme funded through Creative Ireland. These include art resource packs for older people in their homes and care settings and online art viewing sessions for people with dementia and their families and friends. 

Talking Art Printed Resources
This new programme encourages active engagement and conversation, prompting participants to share their thoughts and opinions on IMMA artworks with a printable ‘Talking Art with IMMA’ resource pack. These printed resource packs will highlight a selected work from the IMMA Collection, accompanied by a range of conversational prompts that form a guided way of exploring artworks. These conversational prompts can be followed alone, with family and friends, or used by Activity Coordinators within nursing home or other residential settings with residents.The resources can be downloaded directly from the website here or hard copies can be sent by post to nursing homes and care facilities by emailing quantities to Catherine.Abbott@imma.ie

Talking Art Online
Older people from all over Ireland are invited to join IMMA for this online arts experience. Take a close look at selected artworks from the IMMA Collection and discuss IMMA exhibitions with our Visitor Engagement Team from the comfort of your living room! All are welcome to sign up for this free programme, no previous experience required. The twice monthly session will be led virtually through Zoom starting on 19 January. Full details and how to book can be found via this link: https://imma.ie/learn-engage/art-and-ageing/talking-art-online-with-imma/

Armchair Azure
Armchair Azure is a free online experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends. During Armchair Azure, you will explore a selection of artwork from IMMA’s Collection with a facilitator who has received special training in dementia-inclusive arts programming. Armchair Azure will be facilitated online via Zoom three times per month from 19 January. Full details and how to book can be found at

Slow Looking Art Videos
Through a series of accessibly produced (captioned, audio-described) videos, participants are invited to watch a guided exploration of a selected artwork from the IMMA Collection. This can made directly available to Nursing Home Activity Coordinators in residential facilities through various networks and IMMA’s website and social media channels. For further information see https://imma.ie/learn-engage/art-and-ageing/slow-looking-art-videos/

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