Online Research Resources

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Online research resources at the National Gallery of IrelandCredit


Irish Art Digital Archive & Library

Source provides online access to the National Gallery of Ireland's collections of archives and ephemera associated with the history of art in Ireland. Through Source we provide an online space for people to discover, connect and engage with our growing collection of art archives. There are currently over 16,000 records on Source and 6,000 associated digital images. These are available for re-use and can be downloaded for research and educational purposes.


The Library & Archives have access to a range of online resources including:

  • Art and Architecture Source
  • Art Index Retrospective
  • JSTOR Ireland
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography
  • Oxford Art Online (Grove Art Online and Benezit Dictionary of Artists)
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • British Newspaper Archives (includes Irish publications also)
  • And more!


Our subscriptions cover over 900 e-journals including:

  • Irish Arts Review
  • ArtForum
  • Frieze: Contemporary art and culture
  • Gazette des Beaux-Arts
  • Journal of Visual Art Practice
  • Apollo: The International Magazine for Collectors
  • Art Bulletin
  • Art and Architecture of Ireland
  • International Journal of Art & Design Education
  • Art & Auction

You can use these resources in the Reading Rooms (rooms 35 and 36) by using two onsite public computers. Visits are by appointment, by contacting [email protected] or phoning +353 1 663 3546


Search the library and archive catalogue.

Permanent art collection

Search the Gallery's permanent art collection online.