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The Albert Bender Exhibition - Press Call


A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art

The Albert Bender Exhibition

at the National Museum of Ireland


Private viewing of objects collected by Albert Bender and subsequently donated to the NMI to include a rare set of Thangkas (paintings on cotton) of the Arhats (disciples) of Buddha and Four Lokapalas (Guardians) of the Four Quarters of the World from a Tibetan-Buddhist temple dating to the 18th Century. Also included are textiles associated with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), a Daoist priest’s robe from 17th/18th century China and several decorative arts objects in the areas of metalwork, ceramics and wood.

Meet with:

  • Audrey Whitty - Curator of Asian collections, National Museum of Ireland
  • Raghnall O’Floinn – Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland


Wednesday, 12th November




National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History,

Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Entrance: Benburb Street

Car Parking available on Benburb Street or take Red LUAS line directly to 'Museum' stop

Significant Photo Opportunities include

  • A rare set of Thangkas
  • Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints),
  • A Daoist Priests Robe dating from 17th/18th Century China

For More Information, Contact:

Maureen Gaule, Marketing Executive, Marketing Department,

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

Tel: 01 648 6429

Mobile: 087 9031690

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