Export licences

Hanging a painting in the exhibition Margaret Clarke: An Independent Spirit. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland.

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.

Downloadable guidelines and forms


Export Licence Guidelines [Word doc]

Export Licence Application Form Part 1 [PDF]

Export Licence Application Form Part 2 [PDF]

Contact us

For further information, please contact Raffaella Lanino, Collection Registrar, [email protected]

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