Special Screening of ‘Portrait of A Gallery’

Photo: Roy Hewson

Special Screening of ‘Portrait of A Gallery’

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Sunday 15 October, 12.30pm – 2.00pm

In 2011, the National Gallery of Ireland closed its doors at Merrion Square to begin one of the largest refurbishment projects in the history of the state. After six years of careful works, the NGI reopened the historic Dargan and Milltown wings in June 2017. This special observational documentary film secured unique access inside the walls of the National Gallery of Ireland, the nation’s most visited cultural attraction, while the institution underwent huge changes. If ever there was a time to have cameras in the gallery, during its 150-year history, this was it. Adrian McCarthy, Producer and Director of the documentary, will give a short introduction to the film at 12:30.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: Office of Public Works’ Project Management Services with architects Heneghan Peng as the Design Team Leaders
Building Date: 1864, refurbishment in 2017
Location: National Gallery of Ireland, Lecture Theatre, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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