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Flooded art gallery now dry and high

President Mary McAleese yesterday praised those who had restored a prestigious art gallery two months after it was flooded.

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork was officially reopened to the public yesterday by the President after it was damaged in some of the worst flooding in recent memory.

The gallery suffered extensive flooding to its basement level on November 19, 2009, and had since remained closed to the public. At the time, there were almost 200 artworks in storage.

All works received emergency conservation in the aftermath and, as a result, the majority of works have been saved.

As part of the reopening displays, the gallery is exhibiting three artworks that were in storage at the time of the flooding. This display also includes information on the conservation process and how the works were saved.

Irish Independent