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The Albert Bender Exhibition - Press Call

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A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art

The Albert Bender Exhibition

at the National Museum of Ireland

What?

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

When?

Wednesday, 12th November

Time?

11.30am

Where?

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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