We are learning many lessons from the current coronavirus crisis, and hopefully one of these is an appreciation for the beauty that exists on our doorsteps. Sadly, we are prohibited from attending our galleries, but we can access some of the treasures they house online.

This week I am suggesting a visit to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork which, 14 years ago, was designated a National Cultural Institution. Last year, it had more than 265,000 visitors, and one of its great attractions is the range of visual arts on display, both historic and contemporary.