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Director's Trail by Nicholas Cullinan

‘During 2017, the Gallery has the opportunity to display some portraits from the Collection that are not usually hung. For this trail, I have chosen some of my favourites from this selection together with some key portraits with which visitors might be more familiar. I hope you enjoy discovering the stories of these individuals with me.’

Nicholas Cullinan