Vol 2 of Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy – now published!

We are delighted to publish the newest issue of the Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy. Contents include new research on artist-led temporary spaces; intangible heritage; artists’ emotional experiences and curating; and reviews of recently published books on cultural policy.This internationally peer-reviewed journal is open-access and free to read online! Please share with colleagues, friends & students…

A call for submissions for issue 3 will follow shortly.


IMA Conference: Museums in Society: Navigating Public Policy (Belfast, 27 Feb – 1 March)

This year’s Irish Museums Association Annual Conference will be of particular interest to folks interested in cultural policy, with its theme Museums in Society: Navigating Public Policy. It’s in Belfast from 27 Feburary – 1 March at the Ulster Museum. Concessions for students etc. are very generous, and it’s always a highlight of the year for me! The full programme, speakers’ biographies, abstracts, fees schedule and booking form are available on www.irishmuseums.org/annual-conference.


New year, new look – and new jobs!

IMG_0225Greetings arts management enthusiasts! Thought I’d freshen things up a bit for 2015 – including also a pic of one of my favourite exhibitions of 2014, the Helio Oiticica exhibition at IMMA (my son showing the art some love). Very happy to be starting another semester here at UCD today… do check out the newly updated jobs page, and there will be lots of other interesting news headed towards the blog imminently! Projects I’ve been working on over the last semester will be making an appearance very soon – including the latest issue of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, new developments on the strategic alliance of UCD and NCAD (I’m seconded to this project this academic year), and new opportunities for arts management professional education here at UCD. Great things in store for 2015! Thanks for your continued readership & support :) Emily

New Art History & Cult. Policy Facebook, Twitter launched

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Here in the School of Art History & Cultural Policy at University College Dublin we’re pleased to announce a new Facebook page and Twitter account. We’ll be posting news, events, and links to items of interest for our students, staff, alumni and wider community. Both accounts will cover topics related to Irish and international art history, arts management and cultural policy.

It’s a really exciting semester for our School, with the launch of the five-volume Art & Architecture of Ireland series this October with the Royal Irish Academy (with heavy editorial and authorial input from the School); and new initiatives forthcoming from our strategic alliance with the National College of Art and Design (more on this soon!). We hope these new channels will be useful for folks who’d like to be updated with School events and activities.

I’ll still be maintaining my own personal take & news on Irish arts management here on this blog — and keeping up the jobs page, of course! — but will also be managing the School’s accounts too for the time being. Should you have any events, announcements, etc. you’d like communicated to our wider School network (beyond the arts management folks) feel free to contact me!