The 2009 Conference of the Irish Museums Association was held at the City Hotel in Derry (Northern Ireland)from the 27th of February to the 1st of March. The theme of the conference was "The Museum: a Dialogue in Shared Histories and Common Heritage". Thanks to the support of IMA Chair Dr. Marie Bourke, IDC projects on the theme of museums and public exhibitions were showcased during the Conference to a number of delegates.
Lui and Liam jointly delivered a talk "The potential of new technology to encourage visitors to interact with the history and heritage of museum collections", while Marc looked after the exhibition area where demos and archive material documenting a number of IDC projects were displayed.
Highlights of the conference included keynote presentations by Professor Nigel Roulfe (Royal College of Art, London), Fintan O'Toole and Dr. Elaine Heumann Gurian.