Press Release: 4 April 2014
National Gallery of Ireland launches new images website,
Today, Friday 4th April, sees the launch of ‘National Gallery Images’, the new e-commerce website of the National Gallery of Ireland.
‘National Gallery Images’ is the first purpose-built website of its kind in the Irish cultural sector. The website is aimed primarily at picture professionals, and those working in publishing, television, filming, electronic and advertising industries. It can also be used by private and corporate businesses, commercial product companies and the general public.
Registration on the website will allow online browsing and in many cases, immediate purchase and download of high resolution jpeg images from the National Gallery of Ireland’s Collection.
This new online facility has user-friendly search and display tools; PLUS pricing; key-wording; and light-boxes to help clients find and work with material from the Gallery’s collection. There are over 3,000 images selected and sorted into five categories: ‘History’, ‘People & Living’, ‘Places & Scenes’, Subjects & Objects’ and ‘Abstract, Design and Illustration’. These will be regularly added to as artworks are photographed and made available by in-house specialist photographers. It will be possible to set up a house account with the Gallery, or order images online using e-commerce for immediate download in most cases.
Speaking at a special presentation on the new website today were, Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland; Marie McFeely, Images & Licensing Officer National Gallery of Ireland; Abbie Enock, Founder and CEO of Capture UK (www.capture.co.uk), and Aileen O’Toole, Managing Director, AMAS (www.amas.ie).
We welcome your feedback and reviews of the site, www.nationalgalleryimages.ie
For further information or if you have any queries about our Images & Licensing services, contact:
Marie McFeely, Images & Licensing Officer, National Gallery of Ireland
Tel (01) 663 3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org