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Royal Irish Academy Statement on Safeguarding Ireland’s Cultural Heritage

18 June 2015

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The Alfred Beit Foundation is the owner of a number of paintings in Russborough House. These paintings are being auctioned and it is hoped that this initiative will once and for all secure a sufficient long-term income stream to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of Russborough House.

Read a statement by the Royal Irish Academy on Safeguarding Ireland’s Cultural Heritage on the occasion of public discussion surrounding the sale of paintings by the Alfred Beit Foundation.

Read more policy statements from the Royal Irish Academy.

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