National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997


The National Gallery of Ireland

Functions of National Gallery.

60.—(1) It shall be a function of the Governors and Guardians—

(a) to increase and diffuse in or outside the State knowledge of the visual arts by whatever means they consider appropriate,

(b) to dispose of land or an interest in land subject to the consent of the Minister, and to dispose of any other property (other than cultural objects in the collection of the National Gallery), and

(c) to engage in such activities for the purpose of raising funds for the purposes of the National Gallery as they think appropriate.

(2) The functions aforesaid are in addition to and not in substitution for any functions conferred on the Governors and Guardians by the National Gallery of Ireland Acts, 1854 to 1963.