Knight of Glin Exhibition Room


The first art gallery built in Britain or Ireland reopened to the public in Dublin in June. The exhibition space at the City Assembly House on South William Street in Dublin was built in 1766 and has been completely renovated to modern art gallery standards. The City Assembly House was once the Dublin Civic Museum and, after lying vacant for ten years became the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in 2013. This latest renovation phase involves the unveiling of an octagonal art gallery, built by the Society of Artists in Ireland in 1766, as the first purpose-built exhibition space in Britain and Ireland. It is now known as the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room.

Thanks to Peg @ Glin library for bringing this news to us.

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