Welcome to The National Irish Visual Arts Library

The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) is a public research resource dedicated to the documentation of 20th and 21st century Irish visual art and design. 

NIVAL collects, stores and makes accessible for research an unparalleled collection of documentation about Irish art in all media.  NIVAL’s collection policy includes Irish visual art from the whole island as well as Irish art abroad and non-Irish artists working in Ireland.   Information is acquired on artists, designers, galleries, arts organisations and institutions, critics and other related subjects.

New storage rooms for NIVAL in The Annexe

NIVAL is delighted to announce the recent relocation of nearly 200 boxes of pre-accessioned collection material to The Annexe, NCAD's new postgraduate and research hub on James's Street.  The extra rooms have freed up space at home in the Clock Building and in the Edward Murphy Library for expansion of activities and storage of archival collections.  Essential work on the appraisal of donated materials is scheduled for 2016.  Read more about the new facility here.