About Albert Bender

Read more about the life of Albert Bender, the Irish American donor of the Museum's Asian art collection


Albert Bender's Birth and Family Background

Albert Bender's Birth and Family Background

Learn more about the family background of Albert Bender, Asian art collector and donor to the Museum.

Albert Bender's Irish Artistic Connections

Albert Bender's Irish Artistic Connections

Read about Albert Bender's correspondence with Irish artists, including W.B. Yeats, Jack B. Yeats, Oliver St. John Gogarty, and George Russell.

An Unexpected Friendship: Albert Bender and Adolf Mahr

An Unexpected Friendship: Albert Bender and Adolf Mahr

Mahr was an Austrian archaeologist who had been appointed Keeper of the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum of Ireland in 1927, eventually becoming Director in 1934.

Eamon De Valera and Albert Bender

Eamon De Valera and Albert Bender

Find out how the Taoiseach attended and spoke at the opening of the Augusta Bender Memorial Room in 1934.

Legacy of Albert Bender and his Collections

Legacy of Albert Bender and his Collections

Read about Albert Bender's generosity throughout his life.