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National Galleries

10 June 2010

2002 – National Gallery of Ireland Millennium Wing, Clare Street, Dublin

Architect: Benson + Forsyth Designed by Benson + Forsyth (architects of the Museum of Scotland) as an extension to the National Gallery of Ireland, the Millennium Wing brings the gallery closer to the...

16 February 2010

1864 – National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin

Architect: Richard Griffith, Charles Lanyon, Captain Francis Fowke, Sir Thomas Manly Deane, Benson + Forsyth The original building was an exact elevational copy of the Natural History Museum by Frederick Clarendon across Leinster...

29 January 2010

1969 – Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The design idiom of Mies van der Rohe is familiar to all from its adoption by the corporate world and its many ‘copies’ around the world. Like...

29 January 2010

1876 – Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Architect: Friedrich August Stüler, Johann Heinrich Strack Part of the Museumsinsel complex of galleries and museums, the Nationalgalerie is surrounded by a long colonnade of Doric columns. The building itself takes the form...

10 December 2009

1988 – National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Moshe Safdie Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2005, the National Gallery of Canada is a striking landmark against the city’s skyline. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie and opened in 1988 at its...

04 September 2009

1911 – National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy

Architect: Cesare Bazzani In 1883 the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Palace), expressely built for the occasion by Pio Piacentini, housed the first exhibition held in Rome as Capital City. The exhibition became subsequently...