Sale of Beit works is right and necessary

Conservation groups have no remit for their inappropriate attempts to block their auction at Christie’s, and nobody else is stepping up to pay for the preservation of Russborough House

21st June, 2015
Sale of Beit works is right and necessary
The Beit Foundation has few options for the upkeep of Russborough House Picture: Maura Hickey

The group of paintings that are being sold by the Beit Foundation, to create an endowment fund designed to keep Russborough House open and in good working order, have nothing whatsoever to do with the generous bequest made by Alfred and Lady Beit to the people of Ireland. They are owned by the foundation. They are significant individual works of art. Their sale is important, and should be supported by the very organisations that are...

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