“I think it’s really important that Hugh Lane got in touch. Travellers aren’t included in Irish history,” says Nancy Collins.
With extra funding, those who run the Hugh Lane Gallery hope to bring in blockbuster works and grow its visitor numbers.
Real-estate giant Kennedy Wilson has promised to give millions – and raise many millions more – to help Dublin City Council create the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. They say they’ll get nothing in return.
Pushing aside the classics to make way for his show has been called cultural vandalism, but he says we should be celebrating, not moaning.