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National Gallery Images

Images & Licensing Services

NGI Digital Photography

We provide quality specialist digital photography of the National Gallery of Ireland's unique collection. A large range of high resolution digital scans can be delivered to you conveniently and quickly on this e-commerce site.

Licensing Requests

We licence the use of National Gallery of Ireland images to the film, television, publishing, advertising and digital media industries. We also work extensively with corporate business (particularly for annual reports), academia and members of the public. Our licensing terms are available to view on this website. Please contact Images & Licensing staff for further assistance.

Academic Rates and Scholarly Waivers

As part of our ongoing commitment to the art/art history academic community, all art/art history academic publications with a print run of under 1500 copies (including journals) or less than 200 downloads receive our ongoing support in the form of a waiver of reproduction fees.  Other non-art academic requests also qualify for academic discounts, so be sure to include details on application.  The following uses are not eligible however: use on a front cover, print runs of over 1500 copies, reprints or subsequent edtions or where new photography has to be undertaken.  This offer does not apply to artworks which are in copyright.

Onsite Filming and Photography

 The National Gallery of Ireland buildings are unique, historic Dublin landmarks. These spaces can be made available to you for your filming or photography requests by special arrangement. However, at present due to our building extension programme, we are facilitating fewer projects than usual.

For Commercial Filming and Photography, please contact Images & Licensing at +353 (0)1 6633526/6633527 Email: images&

For Press and Public Relations queries, please contact: +353 (0) 1 6633598 Email:

For School and College Projects, please contact +353 (0) 1 6633505 Email:

Copyright Clearances

We have a unique proprietary database of copyright information based on in-depth research over many years and can assist those seeking copyright clearances.  Many Irish artists(and some international ones) featured on this website are represented by IVARO, the Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation.  You can contact them at

National Gallery Prints

We currently provide a range of high quality reproductions in the form of posters, photographs and canvas reproductions. Later this year, we will be working with the Gallery Shop in providing a new print-on-demand service. We will keep you updated regarding progress here at National Gallery Images.

New Images

All our digital images are recently photographed and we'll be regularly uploading new material to the website. The metadata embedded in these images is based on only the most accurate up-to-date information provided by curatorial staff.

Picture Research

The search facility on this website is an excellent way of finding the right image for you. We have key-worded so you can find colours, themes, similar artworks, details of certain artworks and so on. We're here to help with all your queries.

Product Licensing

Apart from licensing images for books, magazines, TV/film and digital media, we also supply images for use on products such as stationery, packaging, fabrics, jewellery and ceramics. We can help find that special image for your requirements.


We license images for Corporate:

  • Calendars
  • Annual Reports
  • Cards - Invitation, Christmas, Menus..etc
  • PR Material - brochures, flyers, websites