Preface by Des McMahon PRHA. Essay by Medb Ruane.
“Since its foundation in 1823, the Academy has been tied to the development of Irish art and to this day occupies a prominent role in national cultural life. The health of the institution is proportionally related to the fulfillment of its role. To fulfill its role the Academy can only be justified by a wide but not debased appeal to the public and artistic community, through exhibitions of the highest standards, through a tally of Academicians of tested and representative excellence as well as maintaining its teaching role”.
Des McMahon PRHA, President RHA, extract from Preface
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