Library & Archives: Services

Books in the art library. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Credit

The Library & Archives and ESB Centre of the Study of Irish Art offer a range of services and resources to support research and engage with the collections. We specialise in art historical research and support many other connected fields of study. Our services are open to all members of the public including students, historians, artists, writers, art enthusiasts and collectors both nationally and internationally.

Learn more about what we have to offer below.

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Research assistance

Our team is here to assist you with your research queries. Contact us with your area of interest and we can help you find the information you need, provide you with useful sources or connect you with other relevant departments in the Gallery. We have a wide range of online resources to assist with your research needs.

See our online resources

Studying in the library reading room. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Virtual Reading Room

This online research space aims to emulate the experience of visiting the Gallery’s library reading room to consult collection materials. It is open to researchers for hour-long sessions. As with in-person visits, appointments are essential. Services include reference assistance, online access to the Library’s catalogues and databases, access to descriptive lists of archival materials, and online resources. Email [email protected] to book.

Online events

We regularly host online events to showcase our collections through interactive online talks and workshops. Keep an eye on
the What’s on calendar to find upcoming events. If you wish to collaborate with us on an online event or have a query, please email us at [email protected].

Source: Irish Art Digital Archive & Library

Explore Irish art through our new digital archive collections.

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Book and archive display in the Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room. © National Gallery of Ireland

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