4 December 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys last week launched the new Local Authority Museums Network Strategy 2016 – 2019

‘Preserving the Past – Shaping the Future’.

The Local Authority Museums Network (LAMN) represents the 12 Local Authority Museums across Ireland, which play a vital role in the social, cultural and economic life of regions across Ireland.

Highlights of this strategy include:

  •  Examining ways to exploit the opportunities presented by technology to promote collections and reach out to new audiences;
  •  Working collectively to play a distinct role in the Decade of Centenaries;
  •  Exploring opportunities for collaboration through the new EU funding programme
  •  Continuing to strengthen and develop partnerships with key stakeholder in order to deliver on the LAMN’s key mission.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Humphreys said:

“Local authorities throughout Ireland play a vital and proactive role in promoting and preserving culture and heritage, ensuring the best possible quality of life for their communities. Through their museum services they strengthen local communities by underpinning a sense of identity and pride of place. In this way, these museums contribute to the development of sustainable economic activity in local areas.

“The 12 local authority museums serve a population of over 1.8 million people, attracting over half a million direct visitors each year. They work with local schools and other groups, and also play a significant role in driving local and regional tourism by supporting the …


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