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National Gallery of Ireland is proud to announce Grant Thornton Ireland as new Corporate Partner

Industry leader to collaborate with the Gallery over a three-year period

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The National Gallery of Ireland is pleased today, Wednesday, 31 August, to announce a new corporate partnership with Grant Thornton Ireland. Over the next three years, the Gallery will collaborate with the global organisation on a number of exciting exhibitions.

Grant Thornton Ireland will sponsor a series of shows by world-renowned artist J.M.W Turner, beginning with J.M.W Turner: The Sun is God, which opens 8 October 2022. On display in Ireland for the first time, this stunning collection of work includes over 80 paintings from the Tate Gallery’s impressive collection.

Over a three-year period, Grant Thornton Ireland will also provide a vital funding platform for the Gallery’s much loved annual exhibition of Turner’s work which runs during the month of January each year and is a highlight on the cultural calendar. 

Displaying the entire national collection of watercolours by Turner, Turner: The Henry Vaughan Bequest opens on 1 January 2023 in the Print Gallery.

National Gallery of Ireland Director, Sean Rainbird said:

“The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to embark on a brand-new partnership with Grant Thornton Ireland, our key sponsor for the upcoming exhibition J.M.W. Turner: The Sun is God. Grant Thornton Ireland will also support the Gallery’s celebrated annual Turner show during each January for the next three years. The support of our corporate partners is very important to the Gallery, allowing us to expand our programmes and reach a wider audience.”

Grant Thornton Partner and Head of Financial Services Audit, Colin Feely said:

Grant Thornton Ireland are immensely proud to partner with the National Gallery of Ireland on its Turner exhibitions. The 31 exquisite Turner watercolours in the national collection, which have been displayed annually for over 100 years, are beloved by the people of Ireland. We are very pleased to support the display of these works, along with remarkable works from the Tate Gallery this autumn.”

Corporate partnerships with the Gallery offer the opportunity to work with Ireland’s premier cultural institution and its range of exhibitions and programmes.

This partnership with Grant Thornton Ireland follows similar collaborations with ESB, Zurich Insurance plc, SMBC Aviation Capital and more. The Corporate Partnership programme offers companies a range of benefits from tickets to exhibitions and openings, behind the scenes tours, exhibition sponsorship opportunities and exclusive access for corporate events to the Gallery’s spectacular spaces.

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