Beyond Caravaggio | Resource & Tour Information

Michelangelo Merisi da Varavaggio, 'Boy bitten by a Lizard', c.1594-5. ©National Gallery, London

Researching Caravaggio at the NGI | Library & Archives

The Art Library comprises over 70,000 publications relating to art from the 15th century to the present day. The collection primarily covers paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, and sculpture in the Western European artistic tradition. Art and artists that feature in the Gallery's collection are especially well represented whilst publications on American, African, Asian, and Australasian art also feature. Over 200 journal titles are represented in the collection and recently received journals are available for consultation in the Library Reading Room. 

The Library boasts an extensive reference collection consisting of leading international directories and dictionaries of art, as well as access to a large number of useful online resources. Many of the publications in the Library's special collection, which includes rare and antiquarian books, art treatises, illustrated books, pamphlets, early exhibition and sales catalogues, are unique to its collection.


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Detail from Pietro Bellori, 'Le vite de pittori', 1728 edition (Sir Denis Mahon collection)

Caravaggio on the NGI website

Information about Caravaggio's life can be found online, along with a list of resources available for consultation in our fine art library.

About the exhibition The Life of Caravaggio

Magnify Further Resources

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 'The Taking of Christ', 1602. © National Gallery of Ireland/ Jesuit Community, Leeson St. Dublin.

The Taking of Christ 

Caravaggio's masterpiece work 'The Taking of Christ' has a complex and interesting background, find out more via these links:

About the exhibition The History 

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Georges de La Tour and Studio, 'Dice Players', c.1650-1. © Preston Park Museum and Grounds/ Photo Simon Hill FRPS

Teachers and Schools

A range of tours and workshops are available to book for school groups free of charge. There are also resources for teachers and post-primary school students. 

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Gerrit van Honthorst, 'Christ before the High Priest', c.1617. © The National Gallery, London

Specialist Tours, Engagement, and Outreach

Tailored tours for community groups, visually impaired, dementia, and as gaeilge, are all available to book in advance. We also have partnered with schools to provide outreach programmes.

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