The 2023 in-person (hurray) Study Day Symposium held in the Trinity Long Room Hub was a great success. Great attendance in a wonderful location but most of all interesting and erudite papers. Some photographs below.

9:30 – 10:00        Registration and tea/coffee.

Panel One.

10:00 Aoife-Marie Buckley, “The Millennium Wing: a Celtic Uffizi?”

10:25 Sorcha Ní Lideadha, “The View from the Outside: Western Islamic Architecture and Place Representation in Louis Meunier’s Topographical Prints of Spain”

10:50 – 11:15 Q&A.

Panel two.

11:15 Dr Angela Griffith, “The Cuala Press: tradition and innovation, inference and ‘art printing’”

11:40 Harriet Gillespie, “Preservation of the Estella Solomon’s Collection:  Preparing portfolios by Estella Solomon’s and Louise Jacobs for access”

12:05 Hannah Baker, “Sarah Cecilia Harrison: Artist and Activist”

12:30 – 12:45 Q&A.

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch.

Panel three.

13:30 Gearóid Arthur Hayes, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Misattributions in the National Gallery of Ireland Collection.”

13:55 Dr Melanie Otto, “Returning the Colonial Gaze – A Close Reading of Lorcan Walshe’s Painting Shaman”

14:20 Dr Philip McEvansoneya, “Margaret Stokes, the ‘cult’ of Botticelli – and E.M. Forster”

14:45 – 15:00 Q&A and close.

IAAH members had a very enjoyable and informative outing on Thursday 13th April 2023.

Our day began in the National Gallery where the group had a tour of the paintings from the Milltown and Beit bequests led by Adrian le Harivel, Curator of British Art. The group then travelled by coach to Russborough House for lunch and a special Curator’s Tour of the house, the original location of the NGI paintings.

8th December 2022. The IAAH Christmas Party in the RDS is about to kick off. The wine is cooling, the mince pies are warming, and the scene is set for artist Stephen Lawlor’s presentation on his work and practice.


On the 16th November 2023, the Association had a wonderful tour of the Provost’s House, inside and out, led by Dr Melanie Hayes. The important Jack B. Yeats paintings in the Yeats room were guided by Dr Angela Griffith, and Dr Billy Shortall led the group on a tour of The Stables, home to the Irish Art Research Centre.


The sun obligingly shone  through the beautiful Túr Gloine windows of St. Nathi’s on our February trip.

Thank you to all of our members who made this such a wonderful trip to St. Nahi’s church in Dundrum. If you would like to find out more about our upcoming events, please view our events page on this website.


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