NGA Nolans a hit in Ireland

johnboy 22 January 2013

The ABC has a piece on the resounding success of the National Gallery’s Ned Kelly paintings on display in Dublin:

IMMA head of exhibitions Rachael Thomas says the show has been a resounding success.

“It’s really taken us by absolute surprise, it’s been an out and out success,” she said.

“We have had really unprecedented figures so we are so delighted and it’s really captured the imagination here of the Irish public.”

Ms Thomas says it has been so popular she has had to bolster security to deal with the influx of visitors.

“(Numbers) are literally five times more than our more national average for this time of year,” she said.

Fear not, they’re coming back after Sunday.

It might be worth ACT Tourism letting the Irish know we’ve got a whole other stash from this series at CMAG.

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