Sponsorship & Support

Sponsorship and support assists the Gallery in a number of ways.  These include the acquisition of works for the National Collection, the restoration of masterpieces and the development of exhibitions.  In addition it contributes to our public education programmes and supports vital research projects.  

While the Gallery has a number of ways in which donations can be made which are detailed below, unrestricted gifts are extremely beneficial to the institution.


With an annual attendance of some 800,000 visitors the Gallery offers an attractive opportunity for corporate organisations to promote their interests while engaging with the wider community and supporting the critical operations of one of the nations most important cultural institutions.  The range of initiatives available for corporate support vary from small to large including socially important outreach projects developed by the Education Department, internships in the Conservation studio developing the skills of young professionals, the development of IT and web-based programmes to realise the Gallery's potential in the information society and the support of major exhibitions which highlight achievements of Irish and European art.

If you are a US based organisation and wish to donate funds to the National Gallery of Ireland via 501c3 please contact the Development Office at +353 1 663 3565 or email lotoole@ngi.ie

Donations of Works of Art

The Gallery's collection has been enhanced by many significant donations over the years.  For general information on donating a work of art to the Gallery please contact the Development Office.


Bequests to the Gallery, of whatever size, assist to strengthen and develop the National Collection.  These gifts stand as a lasting tribute to the generosity and vision of the Gallery’s benefactors.  We also suggest that you consult your own legal and financial advisors.

Support a Fellowship

The Gallery encourages the study of art history, conservation and related disciplines through its fellowship programmes.  Participants can gain valuable experience for future careers as well contribute to all aspects of work within the institution.

For further information on sponsorship and support contact the development office:

Tel:  +353 1 663 3565  Email:  lotoole@ngi.ie

Donate to the Library & Archive Collections

The National Gallery of Ireland Library and Archives Department houses the gallery’s bibliographic and archival research collections comprising the art library, NGI Archives, Centre for the Study of Irish Art and Yeats Archive. The department actively seeks additional materials to add even greater depth and texture to our existing repository of information on Ireland’s artistic and cultural heritage.