Prints and Drawings

The NLI collection is constantly growing. Donations and new acquisitions often need de-framing, conservation treatment or rehousing to ensure long-term preservation and to optimise space and access. It is not always straightforward though, as two 20th century artworks recently showed us to expect the unexpected!   This drawing of actor Arthur Shields PD 4229 TB  is by […]

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by Felix M. Larkin, vice-chair of the NLI Society and member of the NLI’s statutory Readers Advisory Committee. His book Terror and Discord: The Shemus Cartoons in the Freeman’s Journal, 1920–1924 was published by A&A Farmar in 2009 In December 2006 the National Library of Ireland acquired some 250 original drawings of the Shemus cartoons […]

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Bean an Phoist says:  Honora has so many great collections to choose from that it would have been cruel and heartless to restrict her to just one item that she loves, so here are just some of her favourite LOVEly things for Valentine’s Day 2012…   by Honora Faul, Curator of Prints & Drawings, Ephemera, […]

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