National Gallery of Ireland publishes its Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Pictured at the launch of the National Gallery of Ireland Strategic Plan 2013-2015 : Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Dermod Dwyer, Member NGI Board and Dr Olive Braiden, Chair, NGI

The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) has published its Strategic Plan 2013-2015.

This Strategic Plan examines the priorities of the National Gallery of Ireland over a three year period 2013 to 2015. Crucially, it also takes a longer term view, to prepare the ground for further success in the coming decade.

The Gallery will re-balance its traditional role - to care for, showcase and add to the collection - by looking at its performance determinedly and consistently from the perspective of the visitor.

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, said this plan will see the Gallery focus on its visitor and the visitor experience. “It is good to see that the visitor is at the heart of this strategy”, he said.

The Minister added: “The Gallery is one of the finest in the world for its size; it is a very special place. In 2012, the Gallery attracted over 660,000 visitors in 2012, and that is a great achievement”.

In a time of change, the Gallery wishes to renew its focus on its audiences, the raison d’etre of the Gallery’s role as a public institution. It is committed to raising the levels of visitor satisfaction and fully engages staff in pursuit of that aim.

An outstanding visitor experience that inspires an interest in and an appreciation of art for all.

To care for, interpret, develop and showcase art in a way that makes the National Gallery of Ireland an exciting place to visit.

A copy of the Strategic Plan 2013-2015 is available to download from the Gallery’s website.