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Celebrate the new acquisitions that have enriched Ulster Museum's collections over the last four years.

In this display many of the new acquisitions are shown alongside work already in the collection, highlighting the many ways acquisitions can strengthen and revitalise a collection.

The museum has received gifts and support from artists, the public, Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Friends of the Ulster Museum. 17 works are on display including work by Frank Auerbach, Ben Nicholson, LS Lowry, and an exceptional Jacob van Ruisdael; Van Ruisdael’s 17th-century Dutch masterpiece The Cornfield was made famous after being stolen and recovered three times from the same stately home in Wicklow.

There is also a painting of Belfast poet Medbh McGuckian from 1989 by renowned artist Peter Edwards, as well as five works by artists from the north of Ireland: Joseph Wilson, Charles Lamb, Basil Blackshaw, Willie Doherty and Hannah Starkey.


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