Bank to sell art to raise money for charity

first_img Howard Lake | 17 May 2010 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One of Ireland’s largest banks, Bank of Ireland, is planning to sell its extensive art collection to raise money for charity, according to a report in the Irish Times.The bank owns 2,000 pieces of art, one of the largest collections in the country. Valued at €5 million, it will be sold on the open market. Works by Basil Blackshaw, Camille Souter and John Behan are included.In common with other banks, including its chief competitor in Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland has received funding from the Irish taxpayer following the financial crisis last year.AIB has an art collection of more than 3,000 pieces which was valued at €15 million in 2008.www.bankofireland.ie Bank to sell art to raise money for charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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