Highlights of the Collections

Our archive collections are held across four distinct research collections, the Centre for the Study of Irish Art, the Yeats Archive, the Gallery Institutional Archive and the Sir Denis Mahon Library and Archive.  Our Irish art research collections are held in the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art and the Yeats Archive; the Gallery Institutional Archive contains the official records of the institution and reflects the history of the Gallery from the 1850s to the present day. Finally, the Mahon Archive consists of correspondence, academic notes and photographs relating to collections and individual works of art, in particular Italian art and artists. In addition, there are papers relating to his work with various committees and boards and his lobbying activity on behalf of the arts. 

Discover selected highlights from these special collections below. If you wish to search the entire archives catalogue please use the search box above.