Photographs from the archives

NATIONAL GALLERY MEMORIES: As part of our 150th celebrations, we are asking people to share their memories of the Gallery. >>Watch the videos here.>>

Celebrating 150 years | 1854-2014

Samuel Beckett and Victor Waddington in the National Gallery

The Past

A look back at the history of the National Gallery of Ireland over the last 150 years.

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Behind the scenes
Moving works for the Yeats exhibition in 1972

The Present

Find out more about what's happening to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gallery's opening - family events, upcoming exhibitions and more.

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Memory Bank

Share your memories of the National Gallery by emailing us at or tweeting us using #NGI150.

Read what other people have shared about their National Gallery here.

The Gallery at 150
The future of the National Gallery

The Future

A look at the future of the National Gallery, and the ongoing refurbishments.

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The Gallery at 150

People's choice

A look at a work or works in the Gallery, chosen by a staff member or visitor. Barry Carroll, Visitor Services Administrator, chooses a watercolour by Turner.

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Children and the National Gallery