The two temporary exhibition galleries on the first floor are used from time to time to display the Museum's impressive art collection. This includes paintings, prints, ceramics and a few items of sculpture and furniture. There is always a selection of paintings permanently on view throughout the building, including this historical view of Armagh in 1810, by James Black.
Portraits of local personalities are well represented among the collection, as are the towns, villages and rural landscapes of county Armagh. Works by established artists include Tom Carr, William Conor, James Humbert Craig, TP Flanagan, Charles Lamb, John Luke and JB Vallely. The most important single collection are some 24 works by George William Russell ('AE').
The list of paintings belonging to Armagh County Museum has recently been published as part of a MAGNI project which also includes the art collections of the Ulster Museum and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum: Drawings, paintings & sculpture: the catalogue, edited by Eileen Black, 2000. This includes a full written inventory along with selected illustrations. This book is available from the Museum shop, HB £35.00, PB £24.95.
Buildings of Armagh
This painting is the work of Timothy Lennox, completed when he was a student in Armagh.It shows many of important buildings in the City, including the Museum, St Patrick's cathedrals and the War Memorial on the Mall.The painting was on loan for several years before being generously purchased by t...
City of Armagh (1810)
This detailed view of Armagh from the early 1800s by James Black shows some of the landmark buildings in the City.Although it is difficult to make out from this image, the original painting is quite large and it is possible to follow the town's street pattern.At one end of the Mall is the courtho...
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