Minutes of board meeting held on 2nd July 1965
Minutes of a board meeting held on 2nd July 1965 in which the following was discussed: a letter of apology was received from Aer Lingus regarding the leak of information about the purchase of the "Annunciation." A portrait of Lady Longford by Muriel Brandt was offered as a gift by Sir Chester Beatty and accepted [NGI 1781]. The purchase of a portrait of Frank Fahy by Patrick Tuohy was approved [NGI 1782]. The board agreed to the purchase of a portrait of James Gandon by James Barry at auction in Sotheby's for no more than £1500. The Albert Hall Art Gallery requested the loan of 17 drawings by Christopher Machell, which was granted. A painting by Juan Gris was loaned to Germany. The status of the Shaw Fund and Lane Fund were discussed. The Director reported that attendance of the Gallery had increased, and there was a pleasing public reaction to the "Annunciation." The board inspected a prototype of a rope railing which was to be placed in front of all pictures in the Gallery for protection. The Director informed the board that the preparation for the Yeats Exhibition was nearing completion, and that a start had been made in preparing for the 1916 exhibition.
National Gallery of Ireland
|Title||Minutes of board meeting held on 2nd July 1965|
|Creator||National Gallery of Ireland|