National Gallery plans to extend collection’s reach

The gallery has a collection of over 16,000 works, including high-profile ones from Monet, Picasso, Vermeer, Caravaggio, Goya, Turner and Velazquez

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
13th October, 2019
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Portrait of Mrs Chadwyck-Healey and her Daughter, 1900, by Walter Frederick Osborne;

The National Gallery of Ireland is planning to display some of its vast collection of paintings outside Dublin to improve its reach beyond the capital.

The gallery has a collection of over 16,000 works, including high-profile ones from Monet, Picasso, Vermeer, Caravaggio, Goya, Turner and Velazquez, but less than a fifth of its collection is on display at any one time.

The director of the gallery, Sean Rainbird, contacted the Office of Public Works (OPW) during...

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