The Sir Richard Wallace Exhibition: the life and legacy of a philanthropist, art collector and landlord.


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Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Market Square
Lisburn
Co. Antrim
BT281AG

The Sir Richard Wallace Exhibition: the life and legacy of a philanthropist, art collector and landlord. 

 

Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90), the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum’s major new exhibition (21 May - 31 December 2018) tells the story of the famed philanthropist, art collector and landlord and his lasting legacy in Lisburn.  Through photographs, prints, original artefacts, 3D-printed reproductions, dioramas, and objects from Castle House, which have never been publicly displayed, this exhibition documents the life of Sir Richard, his gifts to the town and Lisburn’s connection to the ‘greatest ever single’ bequest of art to a nation, the Wallace Collection. 

Highlights of ‘The Sir Richard Wallace Exhibition’ include:

        The rich history of the Seymour-Conway family as Lisburn’s landlords

        Dioramas of the Hertford Estate in the 18th century, and Sir Richard’s first visit to the estate

        3D-printed Wallace Fountains

        Rare sculptures and objects from Castle House, Sir Richard’s Lisburn residence Artefacts gifted by Sir Richard Wallace

        Explore Wallace’s legacies in Lisburn, from Union Bridge to Wallace Park, the Market House and Assembly Room to the magnificent Court House (demolished 1971)

 

The exhibition can be viewed Monday to Saturday, 9.30-5pm.  Free entry.  For more information see lisburnmuseum.com/wallace

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