Project Description

Highlights of the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum’s Sir Richard Wallace Exhibition. Running from May-December 2018, the exhibition tells the story of the famed philanthropist, art collector and landlord, and his lasting legacy in Lisburn. Through photographs, prints, original artefacts, 3D-printed reproductions, dioramas, and objects from Castle House – which have never been publicly displayed – this exhibition documents the life of Sir Richard, his gifts to the town and Lisburn’s connection to the ‘greatest ever single’ bequest of art to a nation: the Wallace Collection.

Highlights of ‘The Sir Richard Wallace Exhibition’ include:

· The rich history of the Seymour-Conway family as Lisburn’s landlords
· Dioramas of the Hertford Estate in the 18th century, and Sir Richard’s first visit to the estate
· 3D-printed Wallace Fountains
· Artefacts gifted by Sir Richard Wallace
· Explore Wallace’s legacies in Lisburn, from Union Bridge to Wallace Park, the Market House and Assembly Room to the magnificent Court House (demolished 1971)
· Rare sculptures and objects from Castle House, Sir Richard’s Lisburn residence

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