Beranger drawings in the Royal Irish Academy Library
WhenWednesday, August 23, 2017, 13:00
Lunchtime Lecture on the Dutch artist Gabriel Beranger by Dr Peter Harbison, MRIA.
This lecture accompanies the library exhibition 'Beranger's Ireland'.
Dr. Peter Harbison is the Honorary Academic Editor in the Academy. He studied first in Dublin, where he was born, and later in Freiburg, Kiel and Marburg, where he got his Dr. Phil. in 1964. After a year-long tour around the Mediterranean on a German Travelling Scholarship, his working life was spent with Bord Fáilte, the Irish Tourist Board, as archaeologist and editor of the international journal 'Ireland of the Welcomes'. His publications range widely on Irish art and archaeology from prehistory to the present. His 36 books include Guide to the National Monuments of Ireland, The High crosses of Ireland, The Golden Age of Irish Art, Ireland's Treasures - 500 years of artisitc expression, William Burton Conyngham and his Irish circle of Antiquarian artists, Henry O'Neill of the Celtic cross and, most recently, Glasnevin Celtic crosses. Dr. Harbison is Professor of Archaeology and Honorary Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute.
Dr Harbison has written extensively on Gabriel Beranger and his works; his publications include Beranger's views of Ireland, Beranger's rambles in Ireland and 'Our treasure of antiquities', Beranger and Bigari's antiquarian sketching tour of Connacht in 1779.
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