Sir Frederic William Burton: Lecture
Sep 05 2018
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast,
This talk will illuminate the varied strands of Burton's career as artist, antiquarian and ...
This talk will illuminate the varied strands of Burton's career as artist, antiquarian and museum director.
Sir Frederick William Burton was an Irish painter from County Wicklow who went on to become the third Director of the National Gallery, London. His water colour entitled 'The Meeting on the Turret Stairs' (1864) was voted by the Irish public as Ireland's favourite painting in 2012.
Dr Marie Bourke is an art-cultural historian and former Keeper and Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland. A former Adjunct Professor in University College Dublin, she is currently on the board of the Heritage Council. Marie published The Story of Irish Museums 1790-2000 (2011, 2nd edition 2013), and curated the recent NGI exhibition Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art (2017-18).
This event is free, however booking is essential. To book your place, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk