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City Assembly House has been restored - and is recreating an 18th-century art exhibition

The ambitious exhibition will see works not seen in decades go on display to the public.

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CITY ASSEMBLY HOUSE on Dublin’s South William Street has served many uses over the years since it was built in 1766 – now, the building has been restored to its former glory, allowing it to serve its original purpose once again.

A large exhibition space in the centre of the building was one of the first public art galleries in Europe, founded by the Society of Artists.

A specially curated exhibition will bring many of the original paintings first hung here in the 1760s and 1770s back to the walls of City Assembly House.

After the building’s extensive renovation, with many period features restored and more modern facilities – such as an extra fire exit and a lift – installed, it reopens to the public today.

Watch the video above for our full report. Find more details of the exhibition here.

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