Export licences

The National Gallery of Ireland is temporarily closed. We look forward to reopening on 20 July 2020. Please note that export licences will not be processed until after this date.

If you have an urgent query regarding an export licence, please contact Caroline Clarke, Collection Registrar – [email protected]

Licences to export cultural objects from Ireland to destinations within the EU are issued by the relevant national cultural institution and/or the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, depending on the nature of the cultural object involved.

The National Gallery of Ireland is the cultural institution authorised to process export licences for paintings and works on paper executed entirely by hand which are being exported within the EU.

For further information, please read the guidelines below or contact Caroline Clarke, Collection Registrar - [email protected]

Guidelines for export licences [PDF]

Export Licence Application Form Part 1 [PDF]

Export Licence Application Form Part 2 [PDF]

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