In 2019 we launched our very exciting five year strategy which integrates our three platforms of the building and the collections, the digital world and our networks and community. We have a strategy for growth but our impacts are social and innovation oriented as well as economic. We wish to reflect the transparency and openness of the Hunt Museum also in the appointment of our Directors.
The Hunt Museum www.huntmuseum.com exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century. Generously donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is now housed in Limerick’s 18th Century Palladian style building, formerly The Custom House. It has a in place and operates on yearly business plans.
It stages regular exhibitions to bring in new and repeat audiences. Recent successes include: Lavery & Osborne and Hughie O’Donoghue and the current Best Costume goes to… It has recently expanded its online presence with concurrent online exhibitions, work with wikipedia and an enlarged social media following.
Looking forward we have several innovative projects such as taking replicas of the museum objects outside with our Museum in a Garden, we have a major contemporary art exhibition, a very ambitious education programme and are looking to expand the museum offering of Limerick.