Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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PRONI holds a diverse range of archives from official and private sources, including church and school registers, court records, wills, land valuation and landed estate records.

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09:00 - 16:45 Mon-Wed and Fri
10:00 - 20:45 Thurs

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Collection details

Archives, Industry, Law and Order, Personalities, Religion, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Presbyterian Church Records
  • Church of Ireland Records
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Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret

Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900): Artist & Director of the National Gallery, London

  • 5 September 2018 1-2pm

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).

Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Frederic William Burton - Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland




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