Council of National Cultural Institutions

The Council of National Cultural Institutions is a statutory body established under the Heritage Fund Act, 2001.

The purpose of the Council is

  • to facilitate the pooling together of talent, experience and vision of the Directors of the National Cultural Institutions in furtherance of the national cultural interest and
  • to make recommendations to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on proposed acquisitions using the Heritage Fund in respect of five eligible institutions, provided for under section 2 (1) of the Heritage Fund Act, 2001.

Membership of the Council comprises the following:

Director, National Archives
Director, National Library of Ireland
Director, National Museum of Ireland
Director, National Gallery of Ireland
Director, Arts Council
Chief Executive, Heritage Council
Director, Irish Museum of Modern Art
Director, National Concert Hall
Director, Chester Beatty Library
Artistic Director, Abbey Theatre
Director, Crawford Art Gallery

Contact: Aoife O’Sullivan Secretary, CNCI, Government Buildings, New Road, Killarney, Co Kerry.

Email: aoife.osullivan@chg.gov.ie

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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