Re: Re: Collins Barracks
there would have been an ‘academic axis’ stretching from TCD to UCD via the NLI, NGI, NUI and other museums / institutions.
. . . and RCSI, RIAM, NCAD, the RIA and the RHA: moving UCD and not Oireachtas is the single biggest mistake made with this city,
As for the NGI: I have never seen evidence for this often repeated claim that there are singular treasures hidden in the vaults, what is there not on the walls that would be worth seeing, did you get the sense when the extension was opened we were seeing new wonderful things. Don’t get me wrong, I think the NGI has a fantastic collection, but I amn’t convinced that all the good stuff isn’t already hanging. The Natural History Museum is a different story, they clearly have a huge back collection.
BTW If you haven’t been in to the NGI to see the two pictures on long term loan from, it is said, Tipperary: The Portrait of Omai and a Modagliani: Reclining Nude, go, they are both amazing.