National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry
16 December 2020
The National Museum of Ireland has announced the acquisition of a selection of work by the NI glass artist Alison Lowry, for its permanent collection. The work formed part of the Alison Lowry: (A) Dressing Our Hidden Truths Exhibition, which is an artistic response to the shameful parts of our recent past that were hidden truths for many years, including Magdalene Laundries, Mother & Baby Homes and Industrial Schools.
The acquisition forms part of the Museum’s Contemporary Collecting Strategy, given the significance of the exhibition for different segments of Irish society and the exceptionally high quality of the objects. Having already previously acquired a signature object in the exhibition – A New Skin – the NMI will now be able to tour the exhibition nationally, and internationally, and it is planned that the artwork will ultimately form part of the 20th Century History of Ireland Galleries at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, which are scheduled to open in 2023.