New to the Nation

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Günter Schöllkopf (1935-1979), Matthew Dillon, 1963.© The Estate of Günter Schöllkopf. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.Credit

New acquisitions

The Gallery houses Ireland’s national collection of art, a collection that is constantly evolving through the addition of new works. These acquisitions enrich the collection for the nation.

Works of art come into the collection in various ways; some are purchased, while others are gifts and bequests from extraordinarily generous donors and benefactors. All of these acquisitions create new perspectives, new insights and, above all, new contexts for present and future generations to interpret and enjoy.