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New From the Collections: Summer 2017 Exhibition

9.30am-5.30pm, Mon-Sat Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Runs until 02 October 2017

Our new Summer 2017 exhibition New from the Collections brings together some recently acquired, or rarely seen, objects from the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum’s extensive collections. The display, mounted in our ground floor gallery, features: 1861-63 Cotton Famine, including an extremely rare pocket watch gifted to Captain Moses Nickerson (1812-71), of the Mary Edson, by the Lisburn Relief Committee at a special lunch at the Belfast Harbour Office in July 1863. He has captained the ship sent by local man, and New York Millionare, Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-76) to relieve the distress in Lisburn. Art from the Lagan Valley, featuring: Joseph W Carey RUA (1859-1937); David Gould (1871-1952); Romeo Toogood RUA (1902-66);John Luke RUA (1906-75); Olive Henry RUA (1902-89); Marjorie Henry RUA (1900-74); Basil Blackshaw RUA (1932-2016); Cherith McKinstry (1928-2004); Carol Graham RUA (b.1951); Terence Philip Flanagan RUA (1929-2011); Neil Shawcross RUA (b.1940) A recently donated portrait of William Todd Jones (1755-1818), the Ravernet-born MP for Lisburn, and parliamentary reformer. A miniature of Francis Rawdon Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings KG PC (1754-1826) Details here: http://www.lisburnmuseum.com/events/new-collections-summer-2017-exhibition/

Cost: FREE

Contact: Reception Telephone Number: 02892663377