Nephew intervenes in Beit masterpieces row

Alan Munro says an art collection should not be ‘set in stone’.

15th August, 2015
The Alfred Beit Foundation plans to sell part of the Beit collection to secure Russborough House.

The nephew of Alfred Beit, who donated 17 masterpiece paintings to the Irish state, has intervened in the row over the future of the art collection.

Alan Munro wrote to Arts Minister Heather Humphreys giving his support to the planned sale of nine of the paintings for the greater good of Russborough House, the Wicklow stately home that the Beits restored.

Munro stayed with the Beits at Russborough many times, he said. “My wife and I...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Latest lockdown news is deflating for everyone, but there is an end in sight

Colin Murphy: In law, we are closer to house arrest than a 5km limit

O’Brien, the reluctant media tycoon, is finally free to focus on his telecoms business

Deirdre Heenan: DUP is digging itself deeper with challenge to protocol