Wednesday January 29, 2020

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...

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