This addition to Scala’s acclaimed Director’s Choice series gives you the opportunity to explore our extraordinary collection with Director Barbara Dawson.

Hugh Lane, an art collector, and dealer, founded Hugh Lane Gallery in 1908. Our public collection, which spans the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, was conceived in a truly philanthropic spirit. Barbara Dawson, the director, has carefully chosen a selection of highlights for this book.

You are invited to join her on a personal tour of the gallery, beginning with early works presented by Hugh Lane and his supporters and progressing to contemporary art practice. The book is available for purchase at the Hugh Lane Gallery bookshop.