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Trove at IMMA
Trove at IMMA
Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections

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The idea of Trove is to make new relationships between painting and object from collections that would rarely meet.
Dorothy Cross

IMMA has invited internationally renowned artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. The resulting exhibition; Trove, will showcase the extraordinary depth of the National Collections in one unique and very subjective presentation. This is the first time that the National Collections have worked together in this way; presenting a combination of objects and artworks as one single exhibition. ThusTrove represents a unique opportunity for people to see works from both our art and object based National Collections together for the first time, presenting these works in a new and fascinating light. By the inclusion of works rarely seen by the public, Trove also celebrates and rediscovers many of the hidden treasures of our National Collections, revealing much about our collective identity through the objects we have chosen to collect.

Trove is a partnership between Crawford Art Gallery, IMMA- Irish Museum of Modern Art, national Museum of Ireland & National Gallery of Ireland.

The invitation to search through the collections of the museums to find things that attract and excite and to then bring these together in a show was an extraordinary offer; a chance to re/consider things that have already been considered exceptional.
– Dorothy Cross

(l-r) Fossil shark tooth Carcharodon megalodon, USA Natural History Collection © National Museum of Ireland and John Comerford Robert Emmet (1778-1803), c.1803. Watercolour on ivory in a silver-gilt pendant. 6.5 x 5.7 cm. Presented, 1969 National Gallery of Ireland Collection ©National Gallery of Ireland