Project Videos

Sean Rainbird, the new director of the National Gallery of Ireland, discusses the ongoing conservation work Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow & Aoife: an introduction to the project by Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation in the National Gallery of Ireland. Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow & Aoife: conserving the old stretcher, with Sven Haberman, Timber and Furniture Conservator. Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: Saving a National Treasure. The former Director and other Gallery staff give a general introduction to the painting and the artist Daniel Maclise.Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a colourful history. Curator of Irish Art, Brendan Rooney, speaks about the history of this epic painting. Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a long term investment. Peter Keegan, Country Executive for Ireland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch speaks about Bank of America Merrill Lynch's involvement in the project.Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: an opportunity. Raymond Keaveney, former Director of the NGI speaks about how the Gallery's refurbishment programme presented an opportunity to restore this historic painting.Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow & Aoife: revealing the mysteries. Bruno Brunetti, Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Perugia and Head of MOLAB discusses the challenges of the project and what the conservation so far has involved.Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: the challenges. Conservation staff discuss some of the challenges they faced during the restoration project to date. Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: the medium of oil paint. Elline von Monschaw of the Conservation Department talks about Daniel Maclise's use of oil paint in his painting 'The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife' Play the video.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: the labels. Niamh McGuinne, paper conservator at the National Gallery of Ireland, talks about labels found at the back of the painting. Play the video.