The Irish Museum of Modern Art is becoming a popular cultural attraction drawing an increasing number of visitors.
IMMA (The Irish Museum of Modern Art) was established by the government in 1990 and opened to the public in 1991 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. In 1992 visitor numbers to IMMA reached 350,000.
Museums in this part of the world are enjoying a bonanza of tourists.
Director at IMMA Declan McGonagle points out that the Education Community Department has won awards for its innovative education programmes.
Last year's Andy Warhol exhibition proved to be very popular with the public and will be followed this year by the 'Outsiders Archive' which contains work by people who are outsiders to art history. The collection of powerful work comes from internationally recognised European artists as well as British and one Irish artist. This exhibition coincides with a major retrospective of William Scott.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 January 1998. The reporter is Colm Connolly.